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Rust Wine Co. South Rock Vineyard Syrahtext

Rust Wine Co. South Rock Vineyard Syrah 2020

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe smartly orange waxed Golden Mile Bench 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 similarly so that you can compare site and soil. This is off South Rock Vineyard's gravelled clays and older vines (planted 2002) at 300m. This was a 25% whole cluster fermented and aged in a mix of French and Hungarian oak for 18 months (33% new). Perfumed black cherry, Assam tea, and fragrant iris moves along the medium+, lively palate. Tannins are smooth and sculpted, guiding this to a lightly peppery end. More the medium, mellowed one of the four this year, drinking smartly now.Tasted: 03 May 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$44.00750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
Producer: Rust Wine Co.Distributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 177058UPC: 812289292584