Peller Estates Syrah Okanagan Valley Vqa Private Reserve 2004

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This is the first Okanagan Syrah to be released by Andrew Peller Ltd., with production limited to just 15 barrels, or about 375 cases. That’s too b... Read more

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Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

This is the first Okanagan Syrah to be released by Andrew Peller Ltd., with production limited to just 15 barrels, or about 375 cases. That’s too bad, because this is a pretty tasty wine. Peller has been expanding its grape sources in the Okanagan during the past two years and might be able to ramp up the volumes of this popular red in subsequent releases.The acreage of Syrah in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valley has been rising sharply in recent years, from 198 acres in 2004 to 338 acres this year, or 10% of the total plantings of red varieties. Vintners have discovered that it yields delicious wines that sell in a flash. It is also a chancy variety, ripening so late that frost is always a risk. In the 2004 vintage, the Peller growers picked Syrah on October 26, at the very end of the harvest. Even then, the Brix only reached 23.3 degrees.The result, however, is a charming, medium-bodied Syrah with sensible alcohol levels. The aroma recalls cherries and plums, with a toasty or smoky aroma, likely a reflection of the 18 months this wine spent in barrels (half French, half American). The palate shows layers of fruit flavours – cherry, blueberry, vanilla and plum – with mineral notes that give the wine a backbone that it would not get from its soft, ripe tannins. A very promising varietal launch. 87 points.


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