The Syndicate 2018
A syndicate is a collaboration of individuals working toward a shared interest. The age-old practice of blending wines is done with a similar purpose, hence the name we’ve chosen for our flagship red wine. In The Syndicate, the individual varietals are working together to elevate the depth and complexity of the finished wine.
Step into the Old World through the New World’s front door. This medium-bodied blend is classically structured, but brimming with vibrant Okanagan fruit. An elegant combination of Merlot (41%), Cabernet Franc (29%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Petit Verdot (15%).
This wine was grown in sun-drenched vineyards in Kaleden, Osoyoos and Oliver, and harvested between October 12th and 21st. Each varietal was fermented separately in small lots and aged for 21 months in French oak barrels, of which 40% were new.
An elegant, well-balanced wine with aromas and flavours of black currant, plum, dark chocolate, cedar and tobacco. Firm tannins with a hint of acidity, and a long finish. Smooth and rich in texture and approachable now, this wine will blossom with another 5 years in the bottle.
As food and wine always go hand-in-hand at our house, The Syndicate is always destined to be a food wine. We achieved a balanced wine with enough acidity and tannins to enjoy with a variety of foods, especially with grilled or roasted red meats.
93 Points – Julian Park, BC Wine Trends
91 Points – Carl Boucher, Carl’s Wine Club
Appellation Okanagan Valley VQA
Vineyards Kaleden, Osoyoos & Oliver
Acid 6.3 g/L
Residual Sugar 2.9 g/L
Alcohol % 13.8
Price: $36.00 per bottle
Production: 275 cases