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Moon Curser Syrah
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16¼/20

Moon Curser Syrah 2016

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAs reported, 2016 was a terrific year for late-ripening varieties in Osoyoos and none more so than syrah. The fruit comes off the warm southwest facing Bartsch Vineyard on the Osoyoos East Bench. The fruit is hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard, and then resorted before it's destemmed and fermented without crushing. It’s a mix of barrel and tank fermentations all matured in 225L barriques that are mostly Hungarian oak. The ’16 is fragrant and inviting on the nose with a balanced blend of blueberry and boysenberry with a pleasant, peppery, sweet vanilla finish. The alcohol is in check and this will only improve with any added bottle age; I think about three years. Drink now with roast lamb. Good value.Tasted: 29 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 25.99 private wine shops, restaurants Producer: Moon CurserDistributors: BCWineshop
Varietal: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 091843UPC: 626990114680