2011 Cab Syrah

2011 Cabernet-Syrah

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.

Technical Details
Cooperage: French and American oak
Harvest Dates: October 17-November 2, 2011 
Alcohol: 13.0% 
Residual Sugar: 3.0g/l (sugar code = 0) 
Total Acidity: 5.9g/l 
pH: 3.54

Appellation: VQA Niagara Peninsula
Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon 44%, Syrah 36%, Cabernet Franc 20%

Cellar Potential
Drinking best between 2013 and 2016

Release Date
July 1, 2013

Availability
Winery, select restaurants, and online