Purple/ruby in color. The nose has black raspberries and slight bacon fat. On the palate, cranberries and black cherries. Slightly sour notes. Light tannins. This is a great wine to fool people in a blind tasting. After all, who is going to guess German Syrah? At around $30, this is not crazy priced either. Nothing amazing here but it is a solid, cooler profile Syrah.
I begin this article with a disclaimer: Baden is one of my favorite wine regions in all of Germany – not that I’ve ever visited a German wine region I didn’t like. I’m heartily biased toward Baden, however, not least because I’ve spent so much time there. Our good friends – the ones who arranged last fall’s winery tour – have taken us all over Baden, ensuring that this warm and inviting part of Germany will always have a special place in my heart.