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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 'Benchmark Series' Syrah, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2018
Winery: $37.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -37523
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WineScores' Review

Succulent, toasted, sturdy.
This Syrah was made with fruit from the Fool’s Gold Vineyard in Oliver. It was planted over a decade ago by Richard Cleave, the Okanagan’s most renowned viticulturist; this rocky vineyard is western sloping to fully benefit from afternoon sun. It was barrel aged for 24 months in a new French foudre and 15 months in French and American neutral oak barriques.
Dark chocolate and espresso, toasted oak, plums and wildberry aromas are supported by dark earth and spice-rubbed meat. The palate has a similar muscular character with roasted spice and espresso, black fruit and chalky dry tannins. It's a sturdy wine that would benefit from additional time in cellar, or decant before serving.

Pairs great with Gone Crackers Olive Oil & Cracked Pepper
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, First Date, GONE CRACKERS

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-01-04 12:51:31.0


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