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Road 13 Syrahtext

Road 13 Syrah 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis was last tasted in October and if anything, it is getting better in the bottle. The fruit is a mix of seven blocks of syrah taken from both the east and west sides of the Okanagan Valley. Winemaker Barclay Robinson is a balance freak, and with a sommelier background, he has an equal interest in making wines that are fun to drink. I love the pure, peppery syrah notes replete with raspberry and blackberry, with a juicy, smooth, clean, spicy back end. Again, it is BC fresh, which ensures it will go the distance in the bottle. Think steak or even a favourite curry for a double hit of spice. All blocks are hand harvested, sorted, destemmed, and fermented individually. The syrah is co-fermented with just the right amount of viognier, one percent, and sees only 20 percent new oak (French and American).Tasted: 14 April 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$35.00750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
Producer: Road 13Distributors: The Bacchus Group Inc.
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 417287UPC: 626990315209