Syrah, Le Vieux Pin, Okanagan Valley VQA, BC, 2009, 14.3% abv.

The Le Vieux Pin wines come with lots of information on their labels – and this one is made from grapes grown at Dead Man Lake and the Black Sage Bench near Oliver.

Grown on mostly sandy gravel, clay and shale, there were 975 cases made. Unfined and unfiltered, there was a lot of sediment and we probably should have decanted to avoid that.

We enjoyed it, with spaghetti, fresh tomato sauce and bbq’d spicy chicken sausage.

A deep ruby core moving to a thick pink rim, it showed significant field berries, plums, black pepper and spice – cloves.  It’s slender and more elegant than a ‘new world’ styled Syrah.

Deep with soft, integrated tannins, this is a WSET Good wine.

About winellama

I love wine...and finally decided to do something about it.
This entry was posted in BC, RED, Shiraz / Syrah and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s