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Rust Wine Co Lazy River Vineyard Syrahtext

Rust Wine Co Lazy River Vineyard Syrah 2020

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe smartly blue waxed Similkameen 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 site and soil. This is off Lazy River Vineyard, and its sandy clay loams dotted with limestone and granitic rock. This ungrafted syrah was planted in 2002. This was 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. Very floral, with downy violets and damson plums leading, and ripe cassis, crushed stones, and baking spices following. There's an alluring cracked peppercorn note laced throughout, with well placed and long well-knit tannins framing through a lingering finish. Quite striking, and certainly speaks of the windy, rocky, wild Similkameen.Tasted: 03 May 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$44.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Rust Wine Co.Distributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 150444UPC: 812289262563