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Food Pairings for Church & State Wines Syrah Saddle Ridge Vineyard
Church and State Wines located in Brentwood Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia sources most of its grapes from the Okaganan Valley as in the case of Saddle Ridge. This 100% Syrah was bottle-aged by the writer for 2 years in reasonable cellaring conditions. The results, as they say, were better than expected. The wine is dark and brooding with havana cigar and plum predominating on the nose. With well-integrated oak and tannin, the wine is perfect for immediate consumption. Leather, white pepper and dessicated black fruit flavors caress the palate followed by a medium to long finish. Excellent balance. Compares favorably with a Crozes-Hermitage from a good purveyor and vintage. One of the best varietal examples from the region. Well dbne!
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