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Tightrope Winery Syrah 2019

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Tightrope Syrah is sustainably farmed on a steep sloping western facing Paisley Vineyard in the upper Naramata Bench. It is co-fermented with just enough viognier (4%) and cold-soaked for five days to grab some colour and flavours without any alcohol before fermenting on its yeast. The ageing is primarily French oak (50% new) with a small amount of American wood for 12 months. Pepper and toast with a jolt of acidity greet the palate with more red fruit and a cool, lean Rhône-like texture through the finish. A medium-weight syrah that needs a bit more concentration and weight to get to the next level. Best with pork or grilled vegetables at this point.Tasted: 03 February 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$40.00750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants
Producer: Tightrope WineryDistributors: Vintage West Wine Marketing
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahUPC: 626990244387