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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Lightning Rock Syrah
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16½/20

Lightning Rock Syrah 2018

Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaBuilding on last year's solid start with Syrah, this 2018 vintage (as of yet unreleased) dials it up a few notches, impressively so. Shedding some of the heft and weight and alcohol of the 2017, this vintage of syrah was cofermented wild with viognier skins before being lightly pressed to neutral puncheons. Savoury and floral, this youthful wine darts along the palate with peppery spice and granitic energy, buoying blackberry, wild blueberry, violets, thorns, and cured meats around a tight core, finishing with a slight balsamic astringency. A fresher, brighter style of syrah.Tasted: 01 June 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 winery direct Producer: Lightning RockDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 154920UPC: 626990364795