2020 Maverick “Bush Vine” Syrah | New Release
BC, VQA Okanagan Valley
Dry Wine | 14% alc.
93pts Carl’s Wine Club
This Syrah is right in line with the 2019 vintage counterpart, following the same style and profile, but BAM! Even more spice, a more floral nose, and a tad more textural and full body, while maintaining elegance and complexity. The nose is explosive, opening with aromas of violets, black plum, stewed raspberry and mocha. The palate is deep, rich and concentrated. Blueberry, black cherry jam, cassis and dark chocolate on the front palate, while the mid palate offers vanilla from the 18 months in oak, and fresh sage. The back end has some tobacco leaves, blackberry, cassis, smoked meat, and a mix of pink and black pepper that lingers and sticks around for a very long time. The tannins are a little sticky, but this is expected for a freshly released wine. This Syrah is a baby at the moment, drinking beautifully and very approachable now, with great things ahead for those with patience! (CWC, 08/09/22).
Pairings: smoked pork chops, Cajun style BBQ
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