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. In addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for WineAlign, ... Read More You may also like Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year this weekend 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 Victoria / Wine Events October 5, 2017 Crush ~ A Fine Wine Affair, Sunday, October 22, 2017 “A Benefit for The Belfry Theatre at the Inn at Laurel Point” The Belfry Theatre’s annual fine wine auction returns to the Inn ... Read More Wine Events May 17, 2017 Coast to Coast – Ontario & Nova Scotia Wines Shined at the Vancouver Wine Festival. At the Vancouver Wine Festival 2017 only six attendees at a standing room only Coast to Coast media and trade seminar who, when asked if anyone had ... Read More Fortified Wine April 28, 2017 Madeira: intense, indestructible… and overlooked What comes to mind when you hear “Madeira wine “? If anything, it’s likely to be a dusty bottle sitting alongside the Marsala, balsamic vinegar ... Read More Okanagan / Wine Festivals March 22, 2017 Canada 150: The Purity and Diversity of BC Wines The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary with Canadian wines at the core. Punters lined up for a taste ... Read More Comments are closed.