Syrah



2011 Syrah


Tasting Notes

2010 Syrah

Winemaker’s Notes

2011 Vineyard Notes

Current Vintage: 2010

First Vintage: 2009

Bud Break: April 19, 2010

Veraison: August 12, 2010

Oak Regime: 30% American Oak, 70% French Oak

Barrel Age: 40% new barrel, 40% one year old, 20% two year old

Primary Coopers: Saury, Alain Fouquet, Okanagan Barrel Works

Harvest Date: October 31, 2010

Bottling Date: May 7, 2012

Alcohol: 14.1%

“Dark purple in the glass, this wine offers up complex aromas 

of spiced dark fruits with a hint of smoky oak. Rich dark 

fruit flavours of blackberry, black currant and blueberry are 

accented with baking spices and pepper. Offers smooth, 

integrated tannins and full mouth feel with a rounded 

lengthy finish. Try with spiced ribs or grilled lamb. ”

GRAHAM PIERCE, WINEMAKER

“The 2010 growing season was a challenging but rewarding one. 

It started off with a cooler and wetter than normal spring which delayed 

bud burst. A long, cool but dry summer showed steady growth in the 

vines which made for optimal ripeness with bright, natural acidity in the 

fruit. With an extended warm fall and prolonged hang-time the grapes 

showed excellent balance with great concentrations of flavours.”

STEVE CARBERRY, WINEGROWER