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Vanessa Vineyard Syrah 2013 Wine Review

Vanessa Vineyard Syrah 2013

Vanessa Vineyard Syrah 2013

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

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $33.83

Drink: 2016-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Vanessa Vineyard

Natalie's Score: 93/100

A savoury, juicy,full-bodied BC Syrah with aromas of fleshy black plum, cracked pepper and blackberry. Smooth and supple. Long finish with a smoky edge. Terrific! Pair with grilled lamb.

Syrah food pairings: cassoulet, Beef short ribs with red wine and herbs, Lamb shawarma, Barbecued pork with plum sauce, Moroccan vegetable stew.

This Vanessa Vineyard Syrah 2013 was reviewed on January 21, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

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

Chewy dark plum, blackberry, strawberry, red peppercorn and anise. Wonderful, densely concentrated, well balanced medium plus fruit, alcohol (14%), silky integrated tannins. Pairs well with hearty protein rich dishes and equally well with mouthwatering bbq fare. Fantastic BC Syrah. Tasted the 2013 vintage in July 2017 decanted an hour. This BC wine is sold in Ontario for 33$ and in homeland BC for 48$. Interesting choice of origin strategy. I'm glad to have tasted the bottle from Ontario. 92 points. BespokeTastings
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Beautiful! Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and plum, along with a hint of black pepper and oaky smoke. Full bodied, luscious and smooth with soft tannins and medium+ acidity. Berry flavours on the palate are ripe with a hint of tartness, and hints of spice and smoke on a lengthy finish. Tasting the 2013 in 2021, and there is still a long life ahead of this wine. Enjoy with a grilled steak.

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