This is a very timely article about the Summerhill Pyramid Winery Organic Syrah 2019 that I am tasting because it is being released to the public this week. If you are a vegan, this wine is vegan-friendly. This wine is also Canada Organic certified.
My Wine Tasting Notes
Summerhill Pyramid Winery Organic Syrah 2019 (BC $TBD)
Appearance: a deep, yet translucent to the core ruby colour in the glass.
Nose: A medium-plus intensity nose with a lively fresh fruit nose. Plums, blackberries and blueberries, plus sweet spices, a touch of oak, and freshly cracked black peppercorn aromas. With a bit of swirling you get more dark fruit aromas. You get more dark fruit aromas with decanting, and the black pepper goes away.
Palate: Dry, lighter-bodied, semi-round, with a lighter mouthfeel. Higher acidity and very faint tannins. You get tart purple fruit, blueberries, plums and blackberry flavours. A touch of floral and chocolate with air. With decanting the wine feels fuller-bodied and rounder, and you still get some lightness in the mouthfeel. The tannins are still very light in intensity after decanting. The fruit tastes a little sweeter, and there are touches of floral and vanilla.
Finish: A medium length finishing again with faint tannins. Tart red fruits flavours. More acidity than tannins on the finish.
A very young fresh wine. A little more bottle time may help round out the mouthfeel. The wine is a bit rounder and less tart fruits with decanting. You can drink this wine now, but I suggest ageing it for a few years first.
Rating: – A lovely fresh fruit nose; plums, spices, blackberries and black pepper upon opening. Dry and lighter-bodied. More acidity than tannin driven for structure. A mix of tart purple fruits, plums, blackberries and blueberries. Decant for more roundness.
Where Can I Buy This Wine?
You can purchase this wine through the Summerhill website. This wine is newly released so should be in local wine shops shortly. As the wine gets out to shops, I will update my post with those locations.