Floral aromas of violet and white pepper are delicately balanced with the blackberry, plum, and dark cherry notes. The palate offers velvety, integrated tannins and has an additional subtle vanilla note.
93 Points - John Schreiner "The wine begins with aromas of violets, cherries and white pepper. The palate delivers a medley of dark fruit flavours, including fig, plum and cherry with a hint of pepper and spice."
Awards for Past Vintages:
2020 Syrah - 93 Points & Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2023
2020 Syrah - 94 Points, John Schreiner
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
Our Syrah was handpicked from our two estate Syrah blocks: 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*: 2023-2034
|Titratable Acidity:||6.6 g/L|
|Residual Sugar:||2.2 g/L|
It was a hot summer that was punctuated by a heat dome which settled on the Okanagan Valley from the end of June through early July. The combination of high heat and low rainfall contributed to another year of lower than anticipated yield but excellent quality fruit. Despite the heat during the days, we benefited from our usual cooler evening temperatures which kept the acidity bright and the resulting wines incredibly balanced.