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Hester Creek Syrah Viognier
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16¾/20

Hester Creek Syrah Viognier 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaA mix of sites from Black Sage and the Golden Mile Bench for the syrah, while the viognier comes off two vineyards in Osoyoos. In the traditional Rhone style, the two varieties were sorted, destemmed and co-fermented in an Italian-style Ganimede fermenter and left on the skins for 17 days. It was aged another 14 months in 60% American and 40% French oak, of which 30% was new oak. The wine is a vivacious red with excellent acid and silky, refined tannins. The palate is ripe with floral, ripe cherries and blueberries and a lick of minerality to keep it all aligned. Impressive and should age through 2021. I like the idea of lamb burgers. Fine value.Tasted: 25 July 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 25.99 winery direct and club members Producer: Hester Creek Estate WineryDistributors: Peacock and Martin Wine Merchants
Blend: Syrah - ViognierCSPC: 504399UPC: 626990222064