Classic, subtle, balanced.
The da Silva estate is located on the Naramata Bench and is owned by Richard and Twylla da Silva. Da Silva's story begins in 1955 when the family moved from Portugal to the Okanagan Valley--in 1959 they purchased an orchard. Almost 50 years later, in 2006, the family built a winery and today they draw fruit from 11 different vineyards/growers located in: Oliver, Osoyoos, Keremeos and Penticton.
The winery is also home to The Kitchen at da Silva, where a fusion of Mexican~Portuguese tapas is the theme.
Made from grapes grown on two Penticton sites: the estate Blenheim Hill Vineyard (clay, silt, loam) and the Lazy Dog Vineyard (clay, loam, shale) and aged in equal parts American and French oak (medium+ toast).
The nose is subtle; red plums and currents, salted black licorice and vague notes of tobacco and braised cherries. On the palate bitter chocolate, toasted spice, dried tobacco and plum flavours appear. It's a classic style, nicely balanced and medium+ bodied with integrated tannins.
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cellar Keepers, French Food
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-08-23 23:01:24.0