2012 Syrah Tasting Notes

Bud Break:  April 25, 2012
Veraison:  August 14, 2012
Oak Regime:  40% American Oak, 60% 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 28, 2012
Bottling Date:  February 6, 2014
Alcohol:  13.0%

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“Our 2012 Syrah is medium purple in the glass with aromas of blueberry and blackberry backed with sweet spice complimented by smoky undertones. Blueberry and blackberry follows through on the palate, along with dark fruits and hints of sweet vanilla oak. Medium-full bodied with fine cocoa tannins and a lengthy finish this wine would pair well with grilled or BBQ meat, bison and grilled vegetables.”
Graham Pierce, Winemaker

“A cool and humid spring started off the 2012 growing season which showed steady, concentrated growth in the vines. A lengthy dry spell followed which enabled us to perfectly control the vigor and crop load in the vineyards. July and August brought us excellent temperatures and dry days which then extended far into the harvest season. One of the best years we have seen for flavour profiles, balanced ripeness, and quality.”
Steve Carberry, Winegrower