2020 Syrah

2020 Syrah

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The classic floral, violet and white pepper notes the Syrah is known for jump out of the glass with more characteristic black fruit notes. The palate is rich and decadent, with dark fruit, particularly blackberry, lingering. 


94 Points - "This is a powerful wine and a textbook Okanagan Syrah with classic black and white pepper notes. The aromas jump from the glass: plum, dark fruits, pepper. The luscious palate delivers flavours of blackberry, plum and black cherry. The finish is persistent." John Schreiner

Awards for Past Vintages:

2019 Syrah - Gold Medal, WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2022
2017 Syrah - Top 10 Syrah - WineAlign's Guide to Canada's Best Wines 2020
2016 Syrah – Gold Medal, WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
2016 Syrah – Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards
2015 Syrah – Gold Medal, BC Lieutenant Governors Awards
2014 Syrah – Silver Medal, Syrah du Monde 2017
2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009 vintages awarded Gold at InterVin International Wine Awards (2013-2018)
2009 Syrah – Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in BC Wines 2012

Media and Reviews for Past Vintages:

2018 Syrah - 93 Points - John Schreiner
2018 Syrah - 92 Points - Tony Aspler & Michael Godel, WineAlign
​2018 Syrah - "You best get some of this while you can" Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun
2017 Syrah – 93 Points – John Schreiner & Sara d'Amato, WineAlign
2016 Syrah – 93 Points – John Schreiner
​2015 Syrah – 92 Points – Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail
2014 Syrah – 17.5 Richard Hemming – “watch out world, this is one the best syrahs out there”. www.jancisrobinson.com
2014 Syrah – 92 Points, Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun
2013 Syrah – 91 Points, Decanter Magazine, Steven Spurrier
2013 Syrah – 93 Points, Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail 


100% Syrah.

Our Syrah was handpicked from our two estate Syrah blocks starting on October 26, 2020: J block which is planted with clone 100, and M block, which is planted with 99. This wine was aged for 18 months in 30% new oak. Of that new oak, 80% was French and 20% was American. The remaining 70% was aged in second-fill French oak.

Recommended Drinking Window*: 2023-2033

Vintage: 2020
Alcohol %: 14.5
Titratable Acidity: 6.8 g/L
Residual Sugar: 2.2 g/L
PH: 3.8



It started out not unusually with slightly delayed bud break due to a cool spring, followed by a mild and wet June leading to exponential growth in the vineyard and a lush canopy. Temperatures and rainfall evened out to averages in July and we were seeing great fruit development. Harvest arrived on time and started with those beautiful golden clusters of Chardonnay on September 28, 2020. Our Winemaker, Gabriel & Winemaking Consultant, Alain both described the vintage as fantastic due to the smaller berry size and particularly low yields leading to ripe, beautifully balanced wines. With bright acidity and ripe fruit, the 2020 vintage will cellar beautifully for years to come.