Plum, cherry, vanilla and spice with soft, round tannins and lifted finish. The grapes are from some of BC’s oldest Merlot plantings from vineyard sites on the Black Sage Bench in the southern Okanagan.
Loads of blackberry and black cherry with a good balance of dried herbs; mildly floral, firm, fruit-laden tannins and a lifted finish.
A blend of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon showing blackberries, cherries and plum flavours with hints of vanilla, cedar and spice, elegant tannins and a fresh finish.
Stainless steel fermented then aged in new and first fill French oak barrels, this one shows a perfumed floral note with scents of cherry and strawberry. It is all cherry in the mouth, though, with velvety tannins and a light splash of dark chocolate. Has fine potential but needs another 2 3 years in the cellar.
The Syrah grapes for this reserve wine were sourced from estate vineyards in the warm climate of Osoyoos’s Black Sage Bench. The nose shows a rich, peppery broth of blueberry, violets, cassis and white pepper notes. The palate reveals plenty of pepper spice, a range of dark fruits, savoury notes and liquorice to go with ripe tannins and freshening acidity.
Layered, complex and elegant with black fruit and spice, savoury, firm, but fine tannins, and fresh, long finish. The winery, part of the Terrabella Group, has a négociant philosophy, capitalizing on the diversity that exists in BC and working with growers to acquire quality grapes in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys to produce single-vineyard wines. The wine makes a great case for the growth of Syrah in BC.