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This vintage of Long Road Syrah is entirely from the incredible Hans Estate Vineayrd, located directly below the Mission Hill Oculus block on the East Osoyoos Bench. Enjoying a very high degree of slope and directly West facing, this location has shown to produce some of our most opulent and intense Syrahs in The Okanagan.
All de-stemmed after gentle sorting at the winery, this wine was fermented slowly at 25 degrees Celsius to fully maximize extraction of the abundantly ripe fruit. After fermentation was complete, the wine was finished in a mix of new and older French oak (50/50) for 16 months. This vintage has an incredible mixture of concentration and elegance. Despite the intensity at this stage, the wine remains beautifully smooth and pleasant to drink at this point, but shows enough stuffing to it that indicates it will have a long and complex life ahead.
Awards & Ratings
- Silver - 2019 Finger Lakes Wine Competition
- Double Gold - 2019 SavourNW
This was a featured wine in September's Wine Club package, 2019.
Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vineyard: Hans Estate Vineyard
Cases Produced: 5,000
Appearance: Bright, semi opaque. Deep ruby core.
Nose: Candied black cherry, cedar, forest floor, tobacco, and leather.
Palate: Medium+ tannin, medium acid, medium body. Spicy black pepper, black cherry, pleasant mouth-watering tartness.
Quality: Very Good+. 89 points. Elegant, smooth and rich.
Food Pairing: Roast leg of lamb with fried anchovies and rosemary, grilled chicken breasts with spicy peach glaze, grilled pork loin with heirloom carrots, smoked seitan steaks, and chimichurri chicken wings.