Road 13 Syrah/Malbec 2016
- Rated 4 stars
- British Columbia
- Reviewed by: Tim Pawsey
- Published on: October 18, 2018
- Last modified: October 18, 2018
Grapes sourced mainly from Blind Creek, Similkameen, with some Syrah from the Okanagan Valley, delicately handled in open top fermenters, then aged in French oak. From an excellent vintage, ripe, forward red and black fruit with mineral and pepper notes, followed by an intensely fruited but well balanced palate, mouth-filling and well rounded with assertive but approachable, well integrated tannins, inviting layers of mulberry, blackberry, dark fruits and vanilla, primed by vibrant, lingering acidity through the persistent, lingering close. A superb expression for drinking now but also with good aging potential.