Stag's Hollow Winery 2013 Syrah Grenache Rosé - 87pts

Stag's Hollow Winery 2013 Syrah Grenache Rosé (Okanagan Falls) Okanagan Valley - BC

: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Cost: $22
Alcohol: 14%
Production: 168 cases
Date Tasted: May 7th, 2014

Tasting Notes: The 2013 edition of Stag's Hollow's popular Syrah R
osé sees the Okanagan Falls winery experiment with the addition of 15% Grenache. Sourced from the same vineyard in Osoyoos, the grapes were grown specifically with rosé in mind rather than as a second option or back-up plan - always a great way to ensure your rose will have the right amount of natural acid to keep the fruitiness in check.

Classic red berry fruit on the nose and palate is a little more intense for 2013, than in previous years, pushing the citrus, mineral and light spice characters more towards the slightly hot finish. The Grenache contributes added depth by way of candied, Christmas cake fruit notes but doesn't really enhance the overall balance of the cran-strawberry fruit, citrus acidity and near off-dry texture. Drink now-2016.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014

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