“Fielding Estate Cabernet Syrah 2010, 90 points! — A blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah with a touch of Cab Franc. What a fantastic nose of roasted meats, black cherry, rousing spices and licorice-tar notes. This is a serious red from a brilliant vintage in Niagara and displays rich red fruits, boysenberry, funk, anise and oak spices that come together beautifully in the mouth. One to hold on to for a few years once it’s released”. Rick VanSickle
Medium red/purple in color with integrated and expressive aromas of baked blueberries, hickory, smoked bacon and blackberries. Well balanced on the palate, soft with very good mouthfeel and a long finish.
Each grape variety in the final blend was kept separate in the winery. Each variety underwent a short cold soak, then a long maceration of 5-6 weeks on skins. Aged in a combination of French and American oak, the barrels for the final blend were selected after 16 months, combined in tank to integrate, minimally filtered and bottled under screwcap.
Cooperage: French and American oak (30% new oak)
Residual Sugar: 3.0g/l (sugar code=0)
Drinking best between 2012 and 2017.
September 1, 2012
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