Road 13 Vineyards Syrah Mourvedre 2011
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Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine
Reviewed November 20, 2012 by Natalie MacLean
Opinions about wine differ greatly as the experience is subjective. You may find it helpful to compare this critical evaluation of the wine with mine as well as your own:
|93% Syrah & 7% Mourvedre|
The 2011 Road 13 Syrah-Mourvedre shows a dark ruby-violet hue from the grape bunches being well exposed to sunshine.
The nose is lifted with complex notes of pepper, vanilla pod and orange peel. The rich and vibrant nose also shows delicious aromas of clove, blackberry and dark chocolate.
The palate of this wine is rich, sexy, round, and voluptuous with generous flavours of blackberry, chocolate, violet, vanilla
and orange blossom. The 2011 Road 13 Syrah-Mourvedre is a great example of what the Southern Okanagan can do with this classic Southern Rhone style blend. It is a powerfull, fresh, youthful wine with assertive tannins, great spice and an
impressively long finish.
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Serve this wine between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.