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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Hillside Syrah
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16½/20

Hillside Syrah 2017

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe front label does not reflect the exact origin of this fruit, but Hidden Valley Vineyard, just south of the winery and north of the main road that runs the length if the Naramata Bench is home to this tasty syrah. It’s not 2016, but it remains an excellent red. There is more of a soupy, slurry texture (all in a good way) this year with those juicy, meaty, licorice, peppery flavours that persist well into the finish and beyond. A mid-valley, BC/Euro style for intelligent drinkers. Good value too. Decant away the natural sediment.Tasted: 05 March 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 28.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Hillside WineryDistributors: Lone Tree Cellars
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 330712UPC: 626990053538