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 Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.