Nichol Vineyards Syrah 750ml
Dark, purple/ruby. Game, leather, lilac and fennel on the nose. Medium to full bodied palate with dark cherry fruit, sweet leather, licorice and pepper. Very driven and focused vintage for the syrah. Tannins are already well integrated though substantial and the acidity plays a very supportive role. Now - 2025
17 rows planted in 1990/1991 on granite bedrock. It is the oldest Syrah vineyard in Canada. 100% Naramata Bench.
After destemming, fermented on skins in large open top fermenters before being basket pressed to neutral French oak barrique. After aging time in neutral barrique & puncheons, it was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Food Pairing Notes
A sensational match for grilled red meats!