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Clos du Soleil Grower's Series Syrah Middle Bench Vineyard
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Clos du Soleil Grower's Series Syrah Middle Bench Vineyard 2015

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis single vineyard syrah is from Keremeos' Middle Bench Vineyard, and reflects all that is dusty, stony inviting Similkameen. Sultry and slowly drawn with dusky blackberry, thorns, perfumed raspberry, violets and perfectly grippy tannins for its age through a lengthy, peppery, stylish finish. Destemmed grapes were fermented in open top fermenters for a month, punched down daily, before sixteen months in French oak of which only 12 percent was thankfully new. Production is barely 200 cases, just eight barrels in 2015, but these are special bottles. In youth, yet rich in elegance and rustically lensed. This is a must buy for the cellar and make a date for 2025.Tasted: 19 November 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 32.90 winery direct Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Varietal: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 992295UPC: 857088000848