Grape Variety: Syrah
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: Winery
Region: Niagara Peninsula
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery
Alcohol: 12.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Medium to medium+ ruby in colour with medium+ intense nose.
This is one of the better Canadian Syrah I have tasted to date.
Positives: This easy drinking wine has a beautiful smoky-violet/sandalwood nose combining on the taste with pepper, rhubarb, cured meats, tobacco leaf, forest greens & sour cherry. Medium body with medium minus tannins, medium acidity and a fairly long length.
Negatives: Surprisingly I get some heat from the 12.5% alcohol.
Drink now on its own or pair it with Peninsula Ridge’s Antipasto Platter consistent of House smoked duck, Pingue’s prosciutto, Mennonite summer sausage, rabbit rillette,citrus marinated olives and grilled vegetable salad.
Tasted: 26 July 2013
Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4