Okanagan Valley - British Columbia
Grape Variety - 100% Syrah
Alcohol - 13.5% abv
Wine Details - Part of the library portfolio at Le Vieux Pin. As with all of the Le Vieux Pin portfolio the wine combines elements of both the old and new world, our Syrah leans more toward what you would expect from France. T Aged for 17 months in oak, of which 20% was new the wine remains nuanced, elegant and refined. A beautiful example of how well red wines from the Okanagan Valley can age.
Tasting Note - The wine is nuanced, elegant and refined. Black peppercorn, grilled herb crusted game meat dominate the nose, whilst after 6 years of ageing the wine is starting to show beautiful
What the Experts Say
"This is an excellent, firm yet well-appointed syrah that nicely balances fresh, lively currant fruit, great pepper, nutmeg and Okanagan sage. It has fine tension, energy and structure if not the greatest length. This is a very honest, authentic and focused syrah. No over-extraction, no over-oaking, no attempt to seduce through artifice. Some sourness and tannic grit suggest you age it for awhile. Best 2015 to 2020." – David Lawrason
"Le Vieux Pin's syrah 2010 is a wine of remarkable freshness for the Okanagan, with a lovely lifted, white pepper, sage bush, cranberry-red currant, vibrant raspberry flavour. The palate is mid-weight, balanced, with nicely integrated wood and moderate alcohol (13.5%); tannins are firm but sufficiently enveloped in fruit extract to compensate and ensure future development. Here's a wine of refinement and class to be sure" – John Szabo