Township 7 Vineyards and Winery 2009 Syrah - 89pts

Township 7 Vineyards and Winery 2009 Syrah (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery and VQA Stores
Cost: $24.99
Alcohol: 13.5%
Production: 400 cases
Date Tasted: January 24, 2012

Tasting Notes: A crowd-pleasing BC Syrah that delivers the big cherry cola and black pepper characters that one expects and desires from the Rhone Valley grape with a solid structure of robust tannins and balanced acidity. The winery credits Côte-Rôtie as inspiration for the style of Syrah on offer with 8% Viognier added during the fermentation process adding nice floral notes to the lively nose, yet the wine is not terroir-driven like those of the Northern Rhone appellation. Nor is it a jammy, over-done Aussie Shiraz. Simply put, it's a ripe, juicy, quality Syrah that shows good typicity for the region but one that lacks the depth and complexity of the regional standouts from La Frenz and Sandhill. Drink now-2015.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012

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