July 2019 |
David Lawrason: Syrah Cuvee Violette 2017
This continues to be one of the better value syrah’s of the Okanagan, especially for those who like the northern Rhone styling – with ample pepper, smoked meat, roasted herbs and that core dark cherry fruit. It rings with authenticity. And although youthful and tight now it carries this solid acid-mineral core, with tannins in low brush. Not the richest syrah out of BC, but nicely focused in a leaner, linear style, and a bit greener in this vintage. The length is excellent. Best 2020 to 2026.