Jackson-Triggs Vintners 2006 SunRock Vineyard Shiraz - 90-91pts

Jackson-Triggs Vintners 2006 SunRock Vineyard Shiraz (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from winery. BCLDB and VQA stores.
Cost: $35.00
Alcohol: 14.2%
Production: 800 cases
Date Tasted: June 8th, 2010

Tasting Notes: Awarded the title of "Best Red Wine of the Year" by Wine Access magazine in 2009. Is it deserved? Well, I'll let you be the judge of that but I will say that this is a high quality Shiraz with great concentration of flavour and aroma that is tasting beautifully now and shows the potential to improve further with time.

Aged in French and American Oak barrels for 18 months imparting a mixture of spice, vanilla and big tannins on the palate. Concentrated red fruit flavours balance the high tannins nicely. The intense nose offers developing aromas of red berries, finely ground pepper, minerals and some earthy notes. A 40 second+ finish of lingering spice completes the experience. Pair with lamb or grilled steak.

Buy and hold. With only 800 cases produced this has the chance of becoming a collectable wine. Drink now through 2015. 2007 vintage now available. CSPC# 987610.
 - Liam Carrier

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