Meaty, Game notes take centre stage but the black cherry, cooking spices, and a subtle smokey oak play deliciously supporting roles. The full- bodied, balanced and elegant nature of this Syrah makes it both food- friendly and sip-sational. Light the grill or light the fire—either way, it’s a perfect pairing.
Leg of lamb, Osso Bucco, Rib-Eye steak. Après-ski.
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.