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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Fool's Gold Vineyard Benchmark Series Syrah 2018 Wine Review

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Fool's Gold Vineyard Benchmark Series Syrah 2018

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Fool's Gold Vineyard Benchmark Series Syrah 2018

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

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $37.97

Drink: 2020-2028

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Township 7 Vineyards & Winery

Agent: Renaissance Wine Merchants

More Vintages: 2005  2007  2009 

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Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Beautiful deep rasperry pinky-purple hue on this wine. Aromas of blackberry, black pepper, oaky smoke, and some warm spicy notes. Full bodied, with more ripe and rounded fruit on the palate, tons of ripe berry and plums. Soft tannins and medium acidity with hints of spice and pepper on the finish. Decant 30 or 45 minutes, and enjoy with grilled steak.
This elegant Syrah is made with fruit from Fool’s Gold vineyard, which is a nicely western sloping site for the grapes to fully benefit from afternoon sun. The sandy clay loam soil of this property contains abundant rocks and gravel, providing excellent drainage. All vineyard work is carefully tended by hand in their small plot. We employed a 15-day fermentation of the fruit with pump overs and punch downs twice a day, allowing for balanced maceration. Barrel aging for 24 months in a new French Foudre and 15 months in French and American neutral oak barriques for enhanced tannins and fruit. This vintage has enticing black pepper, plum, liquorice and clove aromas. The deep and unctuous palate displays ripe blackberries, complimented by spice and earthy notes. A finely textured wine with a beautiful expression of place. Less than 650 cases made.

Source: Winery (Township 7 Vineyards & Winery)

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