2018 Renaissance Syrah Futures
Wines purchased on a Futures basis are available on a by-the-case basis only, reflecting a 20% discount over what the eventual release price will be (and additional Wine Club discounts do not apply). The wines will not be available for delivery or pick-up until September. We will notify everybody who has purchased Futures once the wines are in bottle and available for pick-up. If you wish to have the wines shipped, we will arrange for shipping with you at that time.
Only 100 cases produced of our 3rd Renaissance Syrah, from fruit sourced from a single vineyard on the West Side of Osoyoos. Amalia Vineyard is the ideal location to produce high quality Syrah as it is hot enough to ensure complete physiological ripening but protected by the mountain shadows ensuring the fruit maintains natural acidity balance and varietal aromas. A touch of co-fermented Viognier was also used to lift the beautiful aromatics ever-so-slightly, and set its highly pigmented colour.
Darkest purple nearing black in colour with a brighter purple brim. The nose is expressive showing classic aromas of earth, leather, black pepper, cured meat, dark berries, and the faintest floral lift. The palate is tight but broad showing flavours of black fruit, freshly cracked black pepper, leather, and oak spice. The finish is long and proudly showing multi-layered tannins and natural acidity which should ensure a long life ahead for this wine.