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2022 Syrah Cuvée Violette

2022 Syrah Cuvée Violette


Blackberries Violets Olives Licorice Spice Fleshy Elegance


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 extract. 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 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.

The 2022 vintage of this wine is even more ethereal than the elegant 2019, so much so that the spirit of Pinot Noir and its delicacy and subtlety are in the core DNA of this wine. The alcohol level is down to a restrained 13% level, while the tannins are softer and the fruit profile is brighter and more floral than the last couple of warm vintages (2020 and 2021).

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  • 91 points

    This is a leaner yet so precise expression of Okanagan syrah in an excellent vintage, that began very cool then picked up heat toward harvest. There is an energy and tension, with lower alcohol (moderate 13%) good acidity and fine yet mildly edgy tannin. The nose is cooler clime classic syrah with typical red cherry (not black), sage, pepper and smoked meat. With aeration some florals emerge. There is a sense of contained rawness and authenticity I really like here – very BC. The length is very good. I wanted more but it fits the price tier. I would buy as much as you can afford and age this over the next five years.

    David Lawrason Wine Align  |  Tasted: May 2024