2018 NATES SYRAH
Medium vibrant ruby in colour. Lilacs, fennel, tar and loads of white pepper on the nose. Full bodied but not heavy with dark berry fruit, sweet herbs and peppery soil on the palate. Full, fine tannins and medium acidity carry the finish. Have no troubles drinking this over the next year or two though it will be fine to cellar for up to 5 years or so. Drink Now - 2025+
Vineyard: Planted in 2007 on granite bedrock and glacial till in the southern quadrant of the property. 100% Naramata Village.
Wine Making: Hand-picked on October 15th 2018. De-stemmed. Gentle pigeage during fermentation. Basket pressed. Malolactic occurred in neutral French barrique. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in March 2020.