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Hester Creek Syrah Viognier
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16¼/20

Hester Creek Syrah Viognier 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOften viognier splashed into syrah is a gimmick, or worse, a disjointed mess. Here, it works, with 16% viognier joining the Black Sage Bench and Golden Mile Bench syrah. In classic Rhone style, the two were cofermented and then aged in oak (60/40 American/French) 30% of which was new. Silky and plush cassis, blueberry, cured sweet sausage, violets, vanilla flow seamlessly on the full palate, the power and warmth of the southern Okanagan subdued into a 13.9 degree package. Tannins are worn soft to a lingering peppery finish. Best partnered with grilled lamb burgers.Tasted: 04 August 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