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Bartier Bros. Syrah Cerqueira Vineyardtext

Bartier Bros. Syrah Cerqueira Vineyard 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaBartier Syrah is grown at Cerqueira Vineyard, which surrounds the winery on the unofficial GI, which Bartier calls the Black Sage Gravel Terrace. Winemaker Michael Bartier’s raison d’etre in winemaking is capturing as much of the vineyard nuances as he can and getting them in the bottle. Hence, a lush but slick syrah, awash in floral, savoury black and blue fruits with a scrubby, mineral finish. It often appears to be drinkable on release but don’t be fooled. It will go the distance in the bottle safe and secure under screwcap. Lamb is the match today, or mushroom risotto is in the future.Tasted: 06 August 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$29.99750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants
Producer: Bartier Bros.Distributors: Stile Brands
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 275149UPC: 628055147121