2018 Syrah Malbec
Blackberry, leather, and cherry licorice on the nose give this full-bodied wine an intoxicating and complex aroma. The palate is a playground of cherry, blackberry, red currant, more cherry licorice, and a subtle amount of smokey oak with a very long, lingering finish.
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.