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Sandhill Syrah 2019

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Quick Overview

Sandhill Estate, Hidden Terrace and Vanessa vineyards

Sandhill Syrah 2019

• Purple garnet colour with a lovely bouquet of black cherry, leather, earth, spice box and oak.
• This is a dry, full-bodied wine with soft tannins and a juicy, smooth mouthfeel.
• Blackberry and black cherry fruit accented by coffee and spice fill the mouth.
• The extra-dry lingering finish shows notes of blackberry, black currant, black coffee and spice.
• Enjoy with peppercorn steaks; braised meats; spiced London broils; red meats in rich reductions; winter stews; game meats; short ribs; beef brisket; saucy barbecued ribs; Beemster 18-month aged Gouda.

The mid and southern Okanagan, and Similkameen Valleys, experienced an early start to the growing season with warm, dry conditions which persisted until August. The month of August and early September experienced smoke covered valleys from local wild fires which slowed the ripening process, allowing for an extended period for ripening and development of flavours. During late September conditions improved providing an excellent harvest period for early ripening varietals. An early October frost caused some issues with late ripening varietals, but overall the 2018 vintage saw a near normal to good growing season.
Wine Making

• Harvested from Sandhill Estate, Hidden Terrace and Vanessa vineyards.
• 100% Syrah.
• Loose crush, gentle but complete extraction of the fruit.
• Warm fermentation. Full malolactic fermentation.
• Aged 14 months in American and French oak barrels.

Wine Analysis Alcohol: 13.7% | Dryness Code: 0 | Sugar: 0.2 g/litre | TA: 5.9 g/litre | Cellaring: Enjoy now to 2023 | Release Date: July 2020 | Cases Produced: 5220 | CSPC# 98541 | PID# 1127190

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