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Nichol Vineyard Old Vines Syrah
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Nichol Vineyard Old Vines Syrah 2017

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is the oldest syrah in Canada, planted in 1990/91 on granite bedrock at the end of the Naramata Bench. It remains one of my favourite wines to taste and track, with every year a different record of season. This year leads with strikingly perfumed black pepper, dried violets, wild plum, wilder cassis, and thorns, before a savoury palate layered with fennel, pine herbaceousness, and sweet charcuterie, studded with lingering mineral salts. All of that is carried with a natural freshness.Tasted: 22 February 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 40.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Nichol Vineyard Distributors: Winery Direct
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Grape: Shiraz/SyrahUPC: 00626990093312