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2018 Syrah

2018 Syrah
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Wine Specs
Similkameen Valley
Harvest Date
Multiple picks October 2018
16 months in 90% French and 10% American oak barrels
Bottling Date
March 12, 2020
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Black fruits, licorice and sweet tobacco on the nose, while raspberry, cherry fruit, roasted herbs and pepper follow on the palate.
92 points - John Szabo, MS - "Notably smoky off the top, this is savoury, dense and dark Syrah from the Similkameen, with licorice and dried violet character, scorched earth and burnt rubber, a real monolithic and intense expression. Tannins are abundant but ripe and slippery, while acids are firm and supportive. Length is excellent. I'd suggest cellaring this for another 2-4 years minimum for the raw energy to dissipate. There is a lot of wine in this bottle, coiled and ready to pounce. Tasted November 2020." 90 points- Michael Godel - "Part Upper Bench Keremeos estate and part Middle Bench fruit aged 16 months in 90 + 10, French and American oak. Quite decadent and meaty, new leather and rich with chocolate ganache. An interesting dichotomy because it’s so very Syrah and could really not be anything but, however the oak is strong, laid on thick and makes up much more than half of the expressiveness out of this wine. Frankly it’s a magnanimous mouthful of wine and structured to last. Drink 2022-2027. Tasted November 2020." -
Vineyard Notes
Corcelettes Estate Vineyard, Upper Bench, Keremeos “Stemwinder”- alluvial deposit & “Similkameen” gravelly sandy loam. Gnarly and extremely coarse soils eroded from steep mountain walls. Situated on the higher, south facing regions of the valley providing an extended growing season. Dry, windswept and extreme daytime heats. Exposed rock faces ‘sink’ and radiate heat well into the night. Vineyard rows are North/South orientation, VSP trellis system.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with anything Lamb (think chops, meatballs, or ragu), lasagna, and even turkey sandwiches are great with this wine!
540 cases crafted.

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Mia's Gravatar
(Jul 22, 2020 at 9:05 AM)
Full bodied rich and delicious.

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