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Le Vieux Pin Equinoxe Syrahtext
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Le Vieux Pin Equinoxe Syrah 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaEquinoxe is the flagship syrah of LVP. This comes from a few sites in the southern Okanagan, and vines nearing 20 years. This year sees 97% syrah, 3% viognier, with 19 months in French barrel (36% new) before bottling unfined and unfiltered. This masterful, structural red is entirely in balance, with rivers of wild blackberry, black cherry, espresso, iron, and cracked peppercorn. Tannins are long and fine, and acidity is easily matching the Southern Okanagan weight. The finish lingers with luring violets and bacon fat. Savoury and confident, this is drinking beautifully now and with time ahead. 199 cases.Tasted: 14 February 2022Tasted by: Prices: BC 89.99 winery online/direct Producer: Le Vieux PinDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 390633UPC: 808755017324