It’s just a guess, but this weekend may call for a socially distanced barbecue in celebration of Father’s Day and a few stellar humans. If this is part of your Covid-19 celebratory plan, consider opening a bottle of this delicious Syrah from BC’s Anthony Buchanan Wines.
A whole cluster ferment and foot trodden wine, this bottle was #57 of 1,488 produced. Unfined and unfiltered means all the good bits and full flavours have been left in. The grapes for this wine were harvested on October 21, 2018 and bottled more than a year later after some time in barrel on November 19, 2019 for release in spring 2020.
On the eyes, it’s a deep ruby with heady aromas of ripe red plum, berry and fresh West coast fir frond. These carry over to the dry palate which has a lovely acidity balanced with ripe tannins, and more field berry, cedar plank, black pepper, and baking spice.
It’s a gorgeous wine that was named after Anthony Buchanan’s grandfather – whom he was actually named for. Says the winemaker, “…I never met him as he died when my mom was 15. He was an amazing, hardworking, loving father, and apparently just adored my grandma, his soulmate… Dean is Nichol’s dad…and is a very important part of our family… So it just made sense that we include these two fine humans on our label.”
*This wine was provided gratis. Bottle shot taken from Anthony Buchanan Wines website