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Clos du Soleil Winemaker's Series Middle Bench Vineyard Syrah
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Clos du Soleil Winemaker's Series Middle Bench Vineyard Syrah 2017

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAs last year, this single vineyard syrah comes from Keremeos' Middle Bench Vineyard, was destemmed and fermented in open fermenters for one month prior to pressing and aging in French oak barrels (12% new). This year the aging bumped up from 12 months to 16, but otherwise, this shows a lovely consistency. Ripe blackberry, perfumed plum, cracked pepper and cloves, and an undercurrent of brooding cassis and dried violets. At this youthful stage, tannins are still ragged and raging, but, as before, these will meld into the wine with time in bottle in your cellar. For now, airtime, grilled lamb and/or mushrooms.Tasted: 22 January 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 29.90 winery direct Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 993295UPC: 857088000985