Vanessa Vineyard 2015 Syrah
- Rated 3.5 stars
- Very Good
- Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
- Reviewed by: Tim Pawsey
- Published on: August 29, 2019
- Last modified: August 29, 2019
A blend of Syrah (92%) with Viognier, from the hottest vintage on record to date, and from one of the rockiest sites in the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys, made almost entirely with free run juice, with a small amount of viognier blended in. Matured for 20 months in new and second use American and French oak. Aromas of red and black berries with plum and cherry above some meaty gamey hints. The plush, full-bodied palate rewards with black current, cassis and spicy black pepper notes. This is underpinned by a definite savoury, herbal streak with a distinctive mineral edge and seamless tannins before a lengthy gently savoury and vanilla close.