Quails’ Gate Syrah The Boswell 2013
- Rated 4 stars
- Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
- Reviewed by: Gurvinder Bhatia
- Published on: April 5, 2016
- Last modified: April 19, 2016
BC Syrah is exiting. Most of the Syrah in the province is grown in the southern Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, but the grapes for this wine are from a site in Kelowna adjacent to Lake Okanagan whose moderating effect protects the vines from winter damage. The wine shows red and black berry fruit, white pepper, meaty, with an elegant texture, tight core and lovely freshness on the finish. The vineyard was only planted in 2010 and the winery is still playing with the wine’s oak regime. Cutting back a little on the oak’s prominence would make this wine even more fresh and compelling.