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C.C. Jentsch Syrah
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C.C. Jentsch Syrah 2016

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaWinemaker Amber Pratt made 817 cases of this impressive syrah grown on the Golden Mile and Black Sage benches in a 60/40 ratio. Post ferment it spends 16 months in French and American oak barriques. Its sweet flavours belie its one percent residual sugar, but the balance from earthy, savoury, Okanagan desert spicing keep it juicy and complicated in the mouth. Look for a bit of black pepper, licorice, plums and leather; far from its peak. You can drink it now with rich dishes. Grilled beef and venison come quickly to mind.Tasted: 04 June 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 31.90 winery direct, VQA and private wine shops Producer: C.C. Jentsch CellarsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 237498UPC: 626990263494