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Syrah, 2013

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2013 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 12.9% ALC/VOL

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Critic's Rating88 pts


Hand picked and hand sorted from reduced crop. Aged for 11 months in Newer Moldovan and French oak barrels.

Appearance: Medium ruby colour.

Nose: A peppery/smoky Syrah with aromas of blackberry, black currants, earth red fruits, spice, white pepper, and cedar.

Palate: A light to medium bodied wine with flavours of plum, dark chocolate, earth, and hints of tart acidity. Blackberries and currants with a cracked black peppercorns and barrel oak spices.

Food pairings: Grilled lamb, or lamb gyros. Lamb and Syrah are a match made in heaven. Vegetarian alternative: brined and grilled eggplant. Pair it with game meat, ham, spicy beef, and cured meats - especially anything marbled. Try it with aged Cheddar, ripe Brie, Camembert, Gorgonzola, or Roquefort cheeses. Dishes with clove, allspice, and mint are great options. Pair with mushroom and onion dishes. Enjoy it today or age it until 2022.

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

88 pts

- Rick VanSickle


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Tasting Notes

This was a featured wine in April's Wine Club package, 2018.


Geographical Indication:  Niagara Peninsula, ON

Vineyard:  D’Amelio Vineyard

Cases Produced:  240


Appearance:  Bright. Semi-opaque. Garnet core, maroon rim.

Nose:  Medium aromatic intensity. Black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, forest floor, black pepper.

Palate:  Medium body, medium acid, medium tannin. Black cherry, blackberry, plum, lots of delightful black pepper. Thyme, fresh oregano.

Food Pairing:  Pan-seared Filet Mignon au Jus, hard cheeses, barbecued hamburgers, Osso Bucco, Bratwurst sausage, steak and Guinness pot pie, beef stew, and roasted root vegetable panini.



For over 15 years, the Kopanski family has taken pride in their boutique winery in Beamsville, Ontario. Esteemed winemaker Andrzej Lipinski, now owner of Big Head Winery also in Niagara, has played a significant role in producing and curating their wine portfolio for many years. 


This is a lovely Syrah. Very well balanced, the fruit and spice notes are even and delightful. It’s been aged for 11 months in newer Moldovan and French oak barrels.  A nice, long finish. It’s drinking well now, but could also cellar for another couple of years.


- Jackie McLachlan, Wine Steward

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