This bold red was harvested from our contract organic grower, Covert Farms in Oliver, in early November. The late picking concentrated flavours and allowed those tight-bunched grapes to deeply ripen. This is our second vintage of Syrah, and we exclusively produced only three barrels. It demonstrates the aged character of cigar box and tobacco leaf with 24 months in 25% new and 75% second-used French barrels. It possesses secondary characteristics of dried dark fruit and blackberry compote with inky intensity.
These wonderful aromas and flavours are further expressed with aged cigar box and tobacco spiciness. The soft, dry tannins and smooth finish make it a memorable complement to dishes like braised lamb and pan-roasted venison.