2019 Syrah Cuvée Violette

2019 Syrah Cuvée Violette

Cuvée Violette, as the name suggests, displays the perfumed and floral side of this noble grape variety. The palate is silky smooth thanks to a gentle co-ferment with  under 1% Viognier. The focus is on the feminine and graceful qualities of Syrah coming to the foreground. In the cellar we kid around and call this wine a Syrah for Pinot Noir lovers. Crunchy bramble fruit and purple flowers mingle with pepper and spice. Red bramble fruits burst on the nose and on the palate.

This cuvée is ready to be enjoyed and savoured upon release. It can be aged for the mid-term (5-7 years). It will most likely continue to improve past that age too.

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  • 92

    Fresh and delicate with haunting aroma of red plum, violets and white pepper with subtle licorice notes on the finish. The touch of oak is integrated. Polished tannins with bright acid and a savory finish. One of the best Syrah coming out of the Okanagan. Bravo. Tasted blind at NWAC in October 2021.

    Michelle Bouffard Wine Align  |  Tasted: Oct 2021
  • 91

    Fruit lurks and the wine waits. Closed in such brooding youth. Darkening red fruit to purple and black. Quality tannins, sweet and high acid retention. Tang in spades, hearts and across palates. Wild ride, not the silkiest nor the most ethereal as far as syrah is concerned but do not judge less you be judged and here syrah perfume will emerge, emit and express. Be patient. Drink 2022-2026. Tasted blind at NWAC2021, October 2021.

    Michael Godel Wine Align  |  Tasted: October 2021
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