Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Jun 10, 2010 Nichol Vineyards Syrah 2006 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestNaramata Bench, Okanagan $30-36 www.nicholvineyard.comThat’s not a typo above on the vintage, nor have I pulled something from my cellar for today’s drink. While you’ll be seeing 07s and 08s of most local reds currently on the shelves, Nichol owner/operator Ross Hackworth believes in giving his wines an extra year to age, allowing the flavours to mature and the complexities to deepen. Smart man. One sip of this Syrah – a variety Nichol first planted in the Okanagan – and it’s obvious the wait was time well spent.Having the oldest Syrah vines in Canada is one thing. Knowing how to treat them is entirely another. And Hackworth, harkening back to Syrah’s Rhone roots, lets the wine lead the way. At first whiff, deep dark fruit and dusty clay earth. The first sip is more of the same – bold, ripe cherry, juicy blackcurrant and spicy raspberry, savoury meat and ample black pepper. Unfiltered, deep and layered, smooth yet structured – with a lengthy herbal finish. Ready to drink now – but I’ll be keeping an extra bottle in my cellar.Enjoy with roasted lamb or beef, or like me, with aged hard cheeses and sea salted dark chocolate.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) OkanaganRed WineSyrahWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.