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Black Hills Estate

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Past Vintages

All past vintages are sold out. For tasting notes, please click on the bottles below.

2010 Syrah Tasting Notes

Bud Break:  April 19, 2010
Veraison:  August 12, 2010
Oak Regime:  30% American Oak, 70% French Oak
Barrel Age:  40% new barrel, 40% one year old, 20% two year old
Primary Coopers: Saury, Alain Fouquet, Okanagan Barrel Works
Harvest Date:  October 31, 2010
Bottling Date: May 7, 2012
Alcohol: 14.1%

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“Dark purple in the glass, this wine offers up complex aromas of spiced dark fruits with a hint of smoky oak. Rich dark fruit flavours of blackberry, black currant and blueberry are accented with baking spices and pepper. Offers smooth, integrated tannins and full mouth feel with a rounded lengthy finish. Try with spiced ribs or grilled lamb.”
Graham Pierce, Winemaker

“The 2010 growing season was a challenging but rewarding one. It started off with a cooler and wetter than normal spring which delayed bud burst. A long, cool but dry summer showed steady growth in the vines, which made for optimal ripeness with bright, natural acidity in the fruit. With an extended warm fall and prolonged hang-time the grapes showed excellent balance with great concentrations of flavours.”
Steve Carberry, Winegrower