New Release
2021 Equinoxe Syrah

2021 Equinoxe Syrah


Blackberries, Meaty, Spicy, Peonies, Velvety, Powerful, Elegant


Équinoxe: equal day, equal night. Equal heat of the day, equal cool of the night. Equal new world, equal old world.

The 2021 Équinoxe Syrah, as in the past, is comprised of fruit grown in multiple plots throughout the South Okanagan Valley. A traditionally made Syrah in the sense that the sum is considered greater than its parts (lieux-dits trumping single cru ala Chez Jamet, JL Chave, Clape). The resulting effort is a very complex wine with dark garnet colour that perfectly and effortlessly combines elements of both the old-world and the new-world styles.

This monumental wine is at the same time feminine and masculine. It has grace and power, spice and florals, gamy and savoury notes. Yin and yang come together to showcase a perfectly balanced Syrah. Compared to 2018 or 2019, the 2021 Equinoxe Syrah is fuller, richer, deeper and more expansive. White peppercorn pokes its head out in an otherwise mostly black peppercorn and floral-dominated profile (thanks to nearly 2% Viognier co-fermentation). With time in the glass, more wild floral notes come to the foreground. Upon release, 2021 Équinoxe Syrah is going to be more restrictive and youthful compared to many other vintages at release. we think like 2012, 2016 and 2020 this vintage will take a while longer before hitting its strides.

  • Centuries ago, the black pepper spice trade launched voyages, wars and epic tales.

    With this wine we suggest a seared New York steak paired with peppercorn sauce to fill the air with peppery goodness to celebrate the world’s single greatest spice.

    Portobello mushroom burger with pepper-garlic aioli or marinated tempeh steak with mushroom and peppercorn gravy are incredible too.