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Midnight Black Syrah, 2017

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2017 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 14% ALC/VOL

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$41.50
Syrah

Critic's Rating91 pts

Description

Tasting Note: A full body powerful wine with notes of black fruit, forest floor, coffee, thyme and black current.

Recommended drinking 2020–2026.

The grapes for this wine were hand selected from individual blocks of Lawrence Vineyard in the Frenchman Hills. This unique site produces Syrah with black, earthy tones. Power and elegance dance and build layers of depth in the wine.

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

91 pts

Sourced from the Lawrence Vineyard in the Frenchman Hills of Columbia Valley, WA, Tender Hope Winery’s Midnight Black Syrah shows savoury dark fruit, black cherry, prunes, menthol, and an earthiness on the nose. Great depth and struture, with dark fruit, blueberry, pepper and anise notes persisting on the finish. Midnight Black Syrah has both Rhone Valley and Bordeaux characteristics, but is proudly West Coast. Enjoy 2020-2027 with grilled and braised beef dishes. Tasted May 2020.

- Matt Steeves, Querqus Vino

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Tasting Notes

The 2017 vintage was a featured wine in January's wine club package, 2021.

 

Geographical Indication: Frenchman Hills (Columbia Valley), Washington
Vineyard: Lawrence Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 1.88 g/L
Cases Produced: 190

 

Appearance: Semi-opaque. Dark purple core.
Nose: Plum, blackcurrant, black pepper, and herbal aromas.
Palate: Medium acid, medium body, medium tannin. Dry. Black pepper, plum, blackcurrant, earth, hint of green herbs.
Quality: Outstanding. 90 – 91 points. Drink now or hold 1-2 years.

 

Food Pairing: Eggplant stuffed with black olives and capers, beef and artichoke fettuccine, baked beans with ham, rib eye steak with blue cheese risotto, and spice-rubbed barbequed ribs.

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