Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2013 Oldfield Series Estate Syrah, Okanagan Valley, $32

By on May 6, 2017

Devotees of cool-climate Syrah have a sweet spot for their research in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, and yet Sandra Oldfield’s estate sites, particularly Diamondback Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench, receive plenty of heat to ripen this red Rhône grape. Blended with the winery’s namesake vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench, the 18 months in French oak supplied bright and spicy tones of boysenberry, pomegranate and pie cherry with orange oil, crushed California peppercorns and wet gravel. At the iconic on-premise Miradoro Restaurant, enjoy it with Jeff Van Geest’s Yogurt-Braised Lamb Shank.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 762 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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