Black Hills Estate Winery 2011 Syrah - 90pts

Black Hills Estate Winery 2011 Syrah (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $35
Alcohol: 13.1%
Date Tasted: September 28th, 2013

Tasting Notes: Nothing will ever replace Nota Bene as Black Hills Estate Winery's flagship wine, but their consistently excellent Syrah is worth as much attention (and is often easier to get your hands on). Always well made, always chalk full of dark cherry, cola, black pepper, charcuterie and mineral aromas on the warm and pleasing nose. A cool-climate Syrah from a cool vintage resulting in restrained tannins, allowing the tangy, wild berry acidity to lead the spicy dark fruit palate through to the moderate finish. Your last impression is lingering pepper spice, as all good Syrah should provide. Drink 2014-2017.
  - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013

1 comment:

  1. First bottle of a Black Hills wine. I'm definitely putting this wine on my list for the future; highly recommend.