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Quails' Gate Syrah The Boswelltext

Quails' Gate Syrah The Boswell 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Boswell is part of the Founders' Series and is available in limited quantities at the winery. The syrah honours the values Rosemary (Boswell) Stewart instilled in the family business, and is one of the Okanagan Valley's most northern plantings of syrah. A warm sunny August and September was the key to fully ripening this syrah that was hand-harvested on October 19, 2020. Grapes were destemmed into small 1-tonne totes and left to ferment on skins for 19 days. It was aged for 17 months in large format French oak. I love the cool climate style, pitching classic blueberry and white pepper with a floral undertone. The attack is dry with peppery fruit pushing through a wealth of tannins that, while youthful and dense, come with a sweetness and roundness that leaves them practically unnoticed in the finish. Built to age, this will return any extra time in the cellar through 2030. You can drink this wine now with the richest of rich dishes such as slow-roasted barbecue pork or beef ribs.Tasted: 07 February 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$80.00750mlwinery direct; wine club exclusive
Producer: Quails' Gate Vineyards Estate WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
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Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 571513UPC: 778856420289