Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Mar 4, 2011 Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Syrah 2008 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestOkanagan Valley, BC 25-29 +37523 available at winery, select private liquor stores & VQA stores www.township7.comSyrah has really finding a home for itself in the Okanagan Valley, and especially in the sun soaked south. Now the 4th ranked red in acreage planted in BC (behind Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon), vintners are learning how to weave the grape’s peppery, dark spice with the deep, sandy and volcanic soils of the area to produce outstanding results. I think the potential for this grape is very high in the area, and the Township 7 Syrah is an excellent example of what Syrah can achieve in skilled hands (like T7’s winemaker, Bradley Cooper).2011 marks Township 7’s tenth year open for business, and the winery owns vineyards and wineries in both Langley and the Naramata Bench. In addition, they also source grapes from Oliver/Osoyoos, which is where this wine originates. A mix of 98% Syrah and 2% Viognier (a la Northern Rhone), this allures at first sniff – black cherry, cured meats, cracked pepper and clove. Those are carried through to the medium-full bodied palate, along with bright raspberry, dusty cocoa, earth and wild herbs. Tannins are polished soft, and the whole is structured and elegant. Classic Syrah, classic Osoyoos. No surprise to me that this was a gold medal winner at last year’s Northwest Wine Summit. The 2007 Syrah is drinking well now, but will continue to develop over the next 3-5 years. Don’t delay in seeking it out, as there were only 425 cases produced. Pair with herb and pepper crusted spring lamb.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsTownship 7 Vineyards & Winery Syrah 2007A mix of 98% Syrah and 2% Viognier (a la Northern Rhone), this allures at first sniff – black cherry, cured meats, cracked pepper and clove. Those are carried through to the medium-full bodied palate, along with bright raspberry, dusty cocoa, earth and wild herbs. Tannins are polished soft, and the whole is structured and elegant. Classic Syrah, classic Osoyoos. Pair with pepper and herb crusted spring lamb.OkanaganRed WineSyrah 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.