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Syrah and Zinfandel: Hearty Reds That Offer Robust Flavors

These 80 newly released New World wines encompass many styles
Alison Napjus
Posted: April 17, 2002

Syrah and Zinfandel are two red grape varieties that can feature a pronounced spicy side in their flavor profiles. Notes of black and white pepper, as well as clove, herb, tea and tobacco, are common. This range, combined with berry and fleshy fruit flavors, means these wines offer intriguing sipping experiences and great pairings with many foods, particularly those that rival the wine's spiciness.

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