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Rust Wine Co. Ferreira Vineyard Syrahtext

Rust Wine Co. Ferreira Vineyard Syrah 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe smartly yellow waxed Okanagan Valley Syrah is one of a quad of single vineyard syrahs released by Rust in the 2020 vintage. Each of the four is from clone 877 and aged in the same way, so you can compare the site and soil. This comes from Black Sage Bench's Ferreira Vineyard and its volcanic, granitic sands at 333m. The grapes were planted in 2002. This was a 25% whole cluster fermented and aged in a mix of French and Hungarian oak for 18 months (33% new). It was bottled, unfined, and unfiltered. Ripe and sultry, with Christmas cake spices infiltrating dense cassis, aromatic plum, blueberry, black pepper, and violets. The volcanic sands are evident with the palate's persistent, alluring buzz. Tannins are sueded, with a slight bitter edge that rests on the dark cocoa finish. As expected from the southern Okanagan, a bigger, fleshier syrah, but with a lovely buzzy cool stony interest.Tasted: 03 May 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$44.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Rust Wine Co.Distributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 177058UPC: 812289262556