Wines That Rock - Police Synchronicity 2009Taste The Music
Country of OriginUSA
- Food MatchPork
- Grape TypeCarignan
- Grape TypeGrenache/Garnacha
- Grape TypePetite Sirah
- Grape TypeShiraz/Syrah
- Grape TypeViognier
- Grape TypeZinfandel
- Style of RedFull & Fruity
- WinemakerMark Beaman
Associated GroupsFather's Day
Quite literally, this wine represents and manifests the notion of Synchronicity as it was interpreted by The Police with their classic album and this wines namesake.
While listening to the album, Mark noticed a clear theme of light and dark - or as the Rolling Stone Magazine reviewer wrote, it is an album of shimmering surfaces and glacial shadows. From a distance the music is pop-like, romantic and has many bright melodies. If you listen closely to the lyrics, you will notice dark, heavy, and sometimes sinister themes of obsession, jealousy, yearning and anxiety.
The term Synchronicity, Stings magnetic vocals and the theme of light and dark in the music were the main influences on Mark while making the wine. Synchronicity as a meaningful mix of seemingly unrelated events resulting in a significant sum lead Mark to a red wine blend of varieties not commonly seen together. The playful, seductive, and haunting union of Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Viognier make this wine a compelling and delicious study.
Aromas of fresh rose petals and wild berries. Flavours of juicy strawberry, bright raspberry, with a lush lingering finish. The Grenache and Viognier definitely lighten up the heavy hitters making this a delicious, approachable, and very food friendly wine.
Food match with whatever your evening brings your way, from the fancy steak house to the rib shack. It also stands up to the late night cheese burger.