2012 Desert Hills Syrah
BC VQA Okanagan Valley
October 20 2012
A robust wine, with an intense dark berry flavour. Jammy, spicy mid palate with a long vanilla and black chocolate finish.
Three Boys is our estate vineyard on the Black Sage Bench where the east-west orientation and famous sandy soil provide for maximum sun exposure and great drainage. Our Syrah is planted 8 x 3 feet, where we harvest less grapes per vine but of superior quality.
Grapes were hand harvested and hand sorted followed by the stemmed whole berries and free run juice being transferred to fermenting tanks for a five day cold soak, twice daily pump over. Fermentation was maintained at a consistent 26 degrees.
Food Pairing Notes
Serve with prime rib, tenderloin or filet, game meats, foie gras and strong cheese.