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Le Vieux Pin Le Faucon Syrah
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Le Vieux Pin Le Faucon Syrah 2018

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaLe Faucon, referencing the falcons in the vineyard, is a super sandy vineyard in Osoyoos, and represents one of their warmest, and coldest vineyards. The lake affect is not so prominent here. This is one of three in LVP's Terroir Series, a small lot (50 barrels each) release of single vineyard syrah, all raised in neutral barrel for 18 months. This is entirely 174 clone, with vine age approximately 10 years. Savoury throughout, with a sandy textural component, wild cherries, fine tobacco, and subtle peppery spicing running along very lengthy, fine grained tannins. Beautiful finesse now, even in youth, this is certainly a highly cellar-worthy wine.Tasted: 26 August 2020Tasted by: Treve RingProducer: Le Vieux PinDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah