Syrah ~ Accolades

2009 Vintage

Score: 90

Wine Pick of the Week – Neal McLennan,Western Living Magazine

This Canadian wine borrows a French process to score a perfect balance between new world freshness and old world technique. Cassoulet was born to go with a hearty Rhone red, and BC’s Township 7 does one of the best interpretations of a French Cote- Rotie with their Syrah. The secret is to co-ferment it with a small amount (8%) of the white grape viognier, which gives lovely aromatics on the nose and lightens the palate just a tad to soften the leathery and cooked meat notes from the Syrah. It’s a wine that’s both elegant and muscular (and under $30—bonus.).” Jan. 2012

DJ Kearney, Wine Access Magazine

Aromatic, with 8 percent Viognier, and lifted with violets, dark berries and plums, this wine has glorious BC herbal character and gamey, smoked notes. Best of all are the hints of orange peel and cracked pepper that recall northern Rhone creations. It boasts fresh BC acidity, with dark fruit, ripe but tight tannins and loads of oak. It would benefit from a good aerating. Decant now.” April-May, 2012

2007 Vintage

Score: 90

Janet Dorozynski, National Post

Made from 98% Syrah, from BC’s hot and dry Black Sage Road, this wine is co-fermented with 2% Viognier to add lift and aromatics. A lush but elegant wine, with a characteristic flavour profile of Northern Rhone Syrah – black and red berries, white pepper, dried herbs and smoked meat. Medium/full-bodied, with soft ripe tannins and balanced acidity. Showing some development and evolution, it is drinking well now and over the next two years.” February, 2012

Platinum, Wine Press Northwest, 2010

Gold, Northwest Wine Summit, 2010

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