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Rust Wine Co. South Rock Vineyard Syrahtext
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Rust Wine Co. South Rock Vineyard Syrah 2019

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe smartly orange waxed Okanagan Valley Syrah is one of 4 single-vineyard syrahs released by Rust in the 2019 vintage. It comes from Golden Mile Bench's South Rock Vineyard's gravelled clays and older vines, at 300m, clone 877 planted in 2002. It is aged ten months in French oak, 20% new, and was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Super perfumed, with gobs of violets, iris perfumes a ripe base of black plums and blackberries. Tannins are ample but yielding, cushioning this to the lingering perfumed finish. It is quite a pretty syrah for all its heft, drinking very well now and with some time ahead.Tasted: 14 February 2022Tasted by: Prices: BC 44.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Rust Wine Co.Distributors: The Bacchus Group Inc.
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 177058UPC: 812289292584