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Hester Creek Estate Winery Syrah Viognier 2015 Wine Review

Hester Creek Estate Winery Syrah Viognier 2015

Hester Creek Estate Winery Syrah Viognier 2015

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $34.05

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Hester Creek Estate Winery

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Sexy, hedonistic BC Syrah with all goodness on the nose and palate of smoke, espresso, black fruit and mystery. Full-bodied and supple. A take-me-now wine. If you don't, I will. Finishes with black pepper, violets and longing. Pair with rare steak.

This Hester Creek Estate Winery Syrah Viognier 2015 was reviewed on October 31, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • 504399
  • $21.29 
  • 395 bottles

Reviews and Ratings

Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Gorgeous Okanagan Syrah. Complex, integrated, well-balanced. Rich and densely concentrated ripe red berry and black berry, anise, floral, and inky mouthfeel. Long finish on the palate with a smokey bacon persistence. Would pair well with gourmet grilled cheese with thick cut smoked bacon and 2year aged cheddar or a cedar plank salmon steak and seasonal vegetables. Drinking well on its own. Good value. 92 points. BespokeTastings
Deborah Podurgiel - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Hester Creek’s 2015 Syrah-Viognier is a dry (5 g/l residual sugar) medium-plus bodied, Syrah co-fermented with a small amount of supporting Viognier for setting this wine’s brilliant ruby colour, as well as giving it added lift and an enhanced nose. In fact, the wine has a beautiful, fragrant nose with crushed earthy violets and smoky Madagascar vanilla, dried green herbs and white pepper. On the palate the wine weighs softly with mouth-coating liquid dark cherries, smoky vanilla, espresso coffee, dried herbs and white pepper. Smooth and elegantly structured, it is warming at 13.9% abv, but not sharp. Tannins have a slight grip across the tongue and upper palate and the wine finishes long past the 40-second count with espresso coffee, mild cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg spice from 15 months of 60% American and 40% French oak treatment. Acidity is checked and very much in balance of the wine. Although this wine could hold for a year or possibly more and be just a delightful as it is now, it really is drinking great now. Pair it with roast chicken or a wild-mushroom stuffed veal roast accompanied with cherry compote.

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