2020 Syrah Cab Sauv
This vintage the Syrah notes shine with lots of white pepper, baking spices and vanilla. The palate is complex with dark plums, cured meat and cacao. Youthful tannins and bright acidity give a glimpse into the aging potential of this powerhouse blend.
93 Points - "This is a blend of 76% Syrah and 24% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines were fermented and aged separately in French oak (30% new), to be blended just before bottling. This is another powerful red, with the aromas of dark fruits and pepper and the rich dark fruit flavours defined by the Syrah. The Cabernet Sauvignon contributes fresh fruit and bright acidity to this harmonious blend." John Schreiner
Awards for past vintages:
2019 Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver Medal, WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
2016 Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver Medal, Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
Reviews for past vintages:
2019 Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon - 93 Points, John Schreiner
2018 Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 Points, John Schreiner
2016 Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 Points, John Schreiner
76% Syrah, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine was created with fruit harvested from Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted two years after our initial planting in 2007. The varieties were harvested on October 248, 2020, fermented separately, and aged in 30% new French oak barrels. The wine was blended prior to bottling. Unfiltered.
|Titratable Acidity:||6.8 g/L|
|Residual Sugar:||2.2 g/L|
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.