November 2014 | Reviews

Équinoxe Syrah 2011 is the benchmark

Thanks to Wineshout for this great article on our Équinoxe Syrah 2011.

“Supple and elegant, the 2011 Équinoxe Syrah is the benchmark for BC Syrah. 


Made primarily from fruit grown from a single vineyard in North Oliver in the South Okanagan, this Syrah (with a splash of Viognier) captures the characteristics of this unique desert region – the heat of its days and the cold desert nights – though in the long and cool 2011 growing season kept alcohol levels down, allowing for a graceful wine.

Peppery spice and subtle, there are floral notes and silky berries supported by great structure and acidity. What’s notable is how delicate the notes are, balanced, integrated, exceptionally so far a wine still in its youth.

You might have to shell out a few extra bones for it, but the Equinoxe Syrah is a wine that is a prize to keep and cherish for a few years, and one day to surprise yourself and those you love. Having said that it’s drinkable now with some decanting.”

To see  the full article, click here.