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Laughing Stock Vineyards Syrah +11/10text
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Laughing Stock Vineyards Syrah +11/10 2018

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom their estate Perfect Hedge vineyard, on the Black Sage Bench, this syrah had 3% viognier tipped in. That lot was whole berry fermented first, in stainless, while the second pick was entirely syrah, fermented in 500L open top French puncheons and stainless. After pressing this aged for 20 months in French oak (28% new). Ripe and forward, with fragrant blueberries, damson plum, cassis, grilled meats laced with downy violet and espresso on the plush, posh palate. Tannins are ample, but well-enveloped by the fruit, leaving a gentle sticky tug in their wake. This savoury red is showing well now in relative youth, but will continue to reward with time in cellar.Tasted: 18 June 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 36.00 winery direct Producer: Laughing Stock VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Arterra Wines Canada
Principle Fine Wines
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 123646UPC: 850451002074