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Hillside Heritage Series Syrahtext

Hillside Heritage Series Syrah 2019

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaNaramata grown and raised, this 20 year old syrah comes off Hidden Valley Vineyard, located just south of the winery above the Naramata Highway. The style is decidedly relaxed and dry with firm acidity and a bony Rhone bent. It opens with a raft of black raspberry and spicy clove with more savoury hits along the way. Elegant and refined, it is a syrah for contemplation and gastronomy. This gets an 11 day cold soak, 21 days of skin contact, and spends nine months in 26 percent French oak. Best of all, it comes in at 11.8 percent alcohol. I love this juicy, fresh style, so alive it speaks to some exceptional terroir. Fine value.Tasted: 02 July 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$32.00750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Hillside WineryDistributors: Lone Tree Cellars
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 330712UPC: 626990053538