August 2018 |

James Button: Equinoxe Syrah 2013

When you see mention of Rhรดne luminaries such as Jamet, Chave and Clape as Le Vieux Pin’s inspiration for this wine, produced from four sub-appellations in the Okanagan Valley, you know they mean business. This is their flagship wine, aged in oak for 18 months – although no new oak is used and the majority is completely neutral, adding texture without the vanilla and spices that might mask the purity of the fruit. It’s a rich and deep Syrah with a splash of Viognier, ร  la Hermitage, showing tons of blue and black fruit on the nose. There is a Rhรดne-like white pepper note infused in the plummy hedgerow fruit. A smooth and opulent red which showcases the potential of this region.

Drinking Window 2017 – 2024