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Black Hills Estate Winery Syrah, Okanagan Valley
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2013
BC Private Wine Stores: $37.0 + price will vary
Winery: $37.0 sold out

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -768291
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WineScores' Review

Stylish, generous, intense.
The Black Hills Syrah seems to get better each vintage and shows how great this variety can be when planted in the Okanagan. It has a classic northern Rhone expression - more toward the feminine side, mind you. Wild purple fruit, a bouquet of violets and lilacs, liquorice, pink Szechuan peppercorns, vanilla swirl around a core of mocha. The palate is smooth from entry through finish. Expect wonderful intensity, generous dark berries and a trail of espresso, dark cocoa and peppery spices. Excellent persistence - a very stylish wine.
Pair: hard cheeses, wild mushroom ravioli, grilled meats, cheese fondue.

Second Review: May 2016
This stylish Syrah is laced with aromas of black raspberry, bramble berries, espresso, bittersweet chocolate, licorice and vanilla and lashed with peppery spices and smoked meat. The palate is an echo of the nose - it is potent and plush with delightful fruit expression and a long smooth finish.
Awesome depth and complexity, overall.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2016-05-25 11:45:06.0


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