Like a good secret, this wine is deep and dark, and you’ll want to keep it all to yourself! We only made 5 barrels…that’s it. Trust us.
In the classic Northern Rhone style, the wine is a co-fermenation of 94% Syrah and 6% Viognier. The grapes were harvested on October 18th. After de-stemming and a light crushing, the grapes underwent a 2-day cold soak. After a slow and warm fermentation, the wine underwent another 18 days of maceration to extract more phenolic compounds. The wine spent 15 months in 40% new French and American oak barrels.
Medium-bodied with an elegant mouthfeel, the smooth tannins are lifted by a hint of acidity. Aromas of violets and red cherry are followed on the palate by savoury notes of black olive, black cherry, vanilla and cinnamon. The wine lingers with the hallmark pepper notes on the long finish. This is a wine that is approachable now, but with great cellaring potential.
For cheeses, think soft and stinky to match the earthiness of the wine. For meats, roasted game, smoked baby back ribs, or even a blue cheese burger.
92 Points – Julian Park, BC Wine Trends
Appellation Okanagan Valley VQA
Acid 6.3 g/L
Residual Sugar 3.0 g/L
Alcohol % 12.9
Price: $35.00 per bottle
Production: 110 cases