Nichol Vineyard Syrah 2010

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No complex note today, just good wine. I tasted the 2010 Nichol Syrah from barrel a couple years ago. It’s blossomed. In fact, this is hands down the best red wine I’ve ever had from British Columbia. It is also the most varietally correct Syrah I’ve had from B.C. and it has a distinct sense of place – it doesn’t taste like Syrah from anywhere else and its unique voice is very much worth exploring. This Syrah is extremely fresh, with bright fruit and a superb chalky tannin structure. It has both body and a fundamental lightness (likely due to the acidity) that makes it a wonderful food wine. In my opinion it is a masterpiece of cool climate viticulture in the Okanagan. It is also the only red wine from B.C. I can recommend by the case. This is great now and will develop superbly for a few more years.

Under 500 cases made and I wish I had more.

Excellent and Highly Recommended Value
$35 at the winery

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