Released June 2023
On the nose, you will find dark red fruits and blueberry with allspice. The 2021 has a savoury palate full of stewed fruit, damson plums, black liquorice and blackberries. Spicy, toasty notes with perhaps pastrami are complimented by a hint of floral. Medium plus finish.
Sip this Syrah with grilled veggie/fennel kebabs or an anise rub grilled meat – such as lamb or beef tenderloin.
TA: 5.5 g/L RS: 3.0 g/L pH: 4.04 Alcohol: 14.9%
Bottled May 9, 2023
Fruit was sourced from Haynes Creek Vineyard, Osoyoos and was picked October 15th, 2021. The grapes were whole berry destemmed with no crushing then transferred to a 3000L oak fermenter where they briefly cold soaked for 3 days before gently warming with added yeasts. Pumpovers were happening twice a day during this period. After fermentation was complete, the wine had a post maceration period of 10 days before pressing off the skins. The was aged in 20% new French oak barrels for 18 months. and bottled May 2023.
~135 cases made
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Silver Medal - National Wine Awards of Canada 2023
John Szabo, MS
"Deep colour, black and smoky, coffee liqueur and black pepper-inflected. Concentration is evident, depth and density are high, as is alcohol - must be close to 15%." - 91 points
Tasted Blind June 2023