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Nichol Vineyard Syrah Nate's Vineyardtext
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Nichol Vineyard Syrah Nate's Vineyard 2019

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaNate's Syrah is Nichol's younger vine estate syrah, named for the owners' son, and planted in 2007-2010 on granite bedrock and glacial till at the southern part of the property. From the Beaucastel clone from WA State, these vines are dry farmed, destemmed and with 2 weeks of skin contact before going into neutral barrel for 12-14 months. It was bottled without fining or filtration. Wild blackberry, thorns, cracked peppercorn flood the juicy palate, framed by fine, lightly downy tannins which hug this to the amply white pepper finish. Joyous and fun, yet serious syrah for drinking now.Tasted: 11 October 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 28.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Nichol Vineyard Distributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah