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Black Hills Estate

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Past Vintages

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2011 Syrah Tasting Notes

Bud Break:  May 4, 2011
Veraison:  August 18, 2011
Oak Regime:  30% American Oak, 70% French Oak
Barrel Age:  40% new barrel, 40% 1 year old, 20% 2 year old
Primary Coopers:  Saury, Alain Fouquet, Okanagan Barrel Works
Harvest Date:  October 19, 2011
Bottling Date:  May 31, 2013
Alcohol:  13.1%

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“This wine offers aromas of cherry and dark fruit along with smoky undertones. The palate is full-bodied, round and smooth with well-integrated oak. Rich, dark fruit flavors of cherry, blackberry, black current and blueberry come together seamlessly with notes of coffee, chocolate and smoke on the lengthy finish. A fine pairing with roasted leg of lamb or grilled Sirloin burgers.”
Graham Pierce, Winemaker

“A mild winter and extended spring in 2011 provided optimal conditions for accelerated growth and an abundant crop. A generous primary growth allowed us to choose the most desirable clusters and reduce the crop load sooner. An early crop reduction and precise viticulture practices showed desirable ripening through the season. Hot, dry weather at the end of August and through September produced excellent flavour development and complexity.”
Steve Carberry, Winegrower