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Amulet Syrahtext
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16¾/20

Amulet Syrah 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis syrah, from Oliver's Suncrest Vineyard Oliver, is topped with 4% Viognier off Naramata's Kozier Vineyard. After destemming and a 7 day cold soak, this was native fermented over 3 weeks before pressing into French oak barrels (50% new, 50% 2nd fill), where it remained for the following 24 months or so. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered, with minimal SO2 addition in July 2021. Big and brooding, with ample violet duskiness and fragrance permeating big blackberry, cassis, pipe tobacco on the medium+ palate. Tannins are big but well integrated, with a grip up front, yet finishing with a velvet plumpness on the lingering, spiced, warming finish. Quite polished, and a good deal of freshness for such a big syrah.Tasted: 07 October 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 62.52 winery direct Producer: Roche WinesDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahUPC: 711841978808