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Syrah Malbec 2015
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Syrah Malbec 2015
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
British Columbia VQA
Sugar
26 Brix
Acid
5.7 g/L
pH
4.12
Aging
2020
Bottling Date
April 26, 2017
Residual Sugar
0 g/L
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
British Columbia VQA
Sugar
26 Brix
Acid
5.7 g/L
pH
4.12
Aging
2020
Bottling Date
April 26, 2017
Residual Sugar
0 g/L
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Very dark and dense in colour, this wine opens with aromas of blueberry pie, black cherry, boysenberry and smoky bacon fat. There are notes of black and white pepper, violets, iodine, graphite, sausage and cured meats. On the palate, there are additional notes of wild herbs and cream, all framed in a luscious, expansive mouthfeel held supported by rich tannins and tremendous length of flavour.
Vineyard Notes
The 2015 growing season was long, dry and extremely hot. Plagued by forest fires in August, we had weeks where the smoke blocked out the sun, cooling down the temperatures and slowing down photosynthesis. Overall, the momentum of the warm season could not be denied and most varietals ripened 3-4 weeks ahead of normal with outstanding quality. The grapes for the 2015 Syrah Malbec primarily came from vineyards owned by Road 13 in the Okanagan and neighboring Similkameen valleys. During harvest the grapes were sampled bi-weekly to measure flavour development and phenolic ripeness. Each variety and parcel of fruit was picked at its optimal point of flavour development for the intended big, rich, style of wine that we were targeting.
Production Notes
70% Syrah... 24% Malbec...3% Viognier... 3% Gamay
Winemaker Notes
During vintage, the grapes for the 2015 Syrah Malbec were all carefully sorted, and destemmed without crushing into small open top vessels for true small lot fermentation. That caps were punched down by hand twice daily for about 8-10 days and the wine was then pressed off in our wooden basket press to commence the maturation process. The final blend was assembled, clarified, and bottled in April, 2017.
Food Pairing Notes
The overall impression is of a seductive, complex and utterly hedonistic wine that captivates your full attention and never lets it go. If you must pair it with food, we recommend grilled red meats, veal, pork, chicken and game, preferably with bacon. Of course, it will always pair well with various cheeses and your plans to take over the world.
Production
347 cases
Product Reviews
Deanne Davies's Gravatar
Deanne Davies
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(Jul 8, 2017 at 11:28 PM)
Omg... is this for real? I need more...I am not trained but I know what I like and this is it!!

Scott Barbeau's Gravatar
Scott Barbeau
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(Aug 7, 2017 at 12:57 PM)
Amazing wine! The Syrah is also good, but for my palate, this one is better. Full-bodied, spicy and very smooth.

Todd Howard's Gravatar
Todd Howard
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(Aug 7, 2017 at 3:56 PM)
Love the peppery notes. Enjoyed it with a steak but will cellar my remaining 11 bottles for a couple of years when, I suspect,t I'll be rating it 5 stars. Well done!

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