2018 Jackpot Syrah
Dense black cherry, plum, black and black pepper will lure you in but it’s those leather and slight smokey oak notes on the nose that will have you coming back for more. This Syrah is very full-bodied, balanced with all kinds of silky smooth tannins (an iron fist in a silk glove). Brimming with plum, black cherry, and cigar tobacco, this beautifully crafted wine lives at the intersection of balance, power, and elegance.
The 2018 growing season got off to a great start but in mid-July smoke from fires in the Pacific Northwest blocked much of the sunlight which slowed down ripening dramatically. This resulted in wines with lower alcohol levels, ripe fruit flavours, and balanced acidity. All’s well that end well.