Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Road 13 Syrah

Road 13 Syrah 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis pours an inky purple but needs a moment to get over some initial reductive notes. It’s quite youthful at this stage, and even with time in the glass it’s shy to open up. At the moment, it’s all about dense dark fruits and chocolatey oak. That said, underneath there’s some savoury complexity, with meat and violets that I think will come to the foreground with time, allowing this to be more varietally expressive. However, it will always be a rich, bold expression of syrah (14.7% abv). It could also benefit from some time for the grippy tannins to soften (a hallmark of the 2017 vintage, it seems). Give this a long decant if you're going to open it anytime soon; I revisited my opened bottle two days later and it was drinking quite nicely.Tasted: 31 October 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 25.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Road 13Distributors: The Bacchus Group Inc.
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 417287UPC: 626990275329