There have been some pretty big changes in this wine through the last two releases. If you’ve ever caught me in the tasting room, you’ve surely heard me talk a big game of our “Sunshot Vineyard”. Our first small crop from that site debuts here and is complimented by the addition of viognier skins. This co-fermentation technique originates from the Rhone Valley and is done to introduce a rich mid palate through white grape skin tannin and colour intensity through the natural enzymatic content of viognier! Strang eh? Whatever the magic may be, one thing is very clear to us – we like the result.
On the palate, the wine is plush, rich in dark fruits and the tannin pretty. The nose has a dusty savoury tone wrapped in blueberries. We’ve made a big splash with this wine and its quickly becoming a go-to BC Syrah. Aged in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels for 16 months, this wine is drinking really well now but is crafted with the structure to age for a decade. We really do encourage you to try one as soon as possible though.