The Boswell Syrah

  • 2013
  • 2012

Wine Style

Our family has farmed in the Okanagan Valley since 1908. We believe great wines begin in the vineyards and we are deeply passionate about the quality of our wines. The Anniversary Series is a selection of wines grown on specific family vineyard sites. Each wine is crafted to the highest standards in limited quantities which are only available at the estate.


Tasting & Pairing

Named in honour of our grandparents the Boswell Syrah is one of our most coveted wines after winning a Platinum medal at the BC wine awards. On the nose ripe berries and violets marries with white pepper and clove for an incredible bouquet. On the palate this wine has a velvety mouthfeel and deep flavours with a wonderful acidity that creates a long smooth finish. This Syrah is reminiscent of Northern Rhone wines with that distinctive old world style and flavour. Try pairing with a roasted rack of lamb or a rich osso buco and its braising juices.


Winemaking

Due to the popularity of our first vintage of Syrah we decided to keep this wine as part of our portfolio. The perfect weather of 2013, where the grapes enjoyed warm sunshine-filled days leading up to harvest. The vineyard where our Syrah is grown is perfect for this varietal, the natural air-conditioning of the Okanagan lake to cool the ripening grapes each night create a perfect balance in the finished wine. Aged 18 months on French oak, enjoy this wine today or cellar until 2020.


Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 14 %
Total acidity: 6 g/l
Residual sweetness: 0.1 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 571513
UPC code: 778856413281
Date bottled: June 2015
Case volume: 860 (6/case)


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Wine Style

Our family has farmed in the Okanagan Valley since 1908. We believe great wines begin in the vineyards and we are deeply passionate about the quality of our wines. The Anniversary Series is a selection of wines grown on specific family vineyard sites. Each wine is crafted to the highest standards in limited quantities which are only available at the estate. Named in honour of our grandparents the Boswell Syrah is one of our most coveted wines. Age up to 15 years.


Tasting & Pairing

On the nose, intense ripe blackberry marries with coffee torrefaction and a slightly smokey finish for a truly decadent and sultry wine. On the palate, ripe black berries lead with elements of silky dark chocolate and a surprise cigar box finish. This is the first bottling of Syrah for Quails’ Gate winery, and we couldn’t be more excited. Try pairing with Bison Ribeye charred on the grill, venison sage and rosemary sausage or try with a dark chocolate and sea salt bar for dessert.


Winemaking

We harvested our first vintage of Syrah in the perfect weather of 2012, where the grapes enjoyed up to 60 days of undisturbed sunshine-filled days leading up to harvest. As a result, this Syrah is bold and ripe up front with a backbone of acidity and crispness that proximity to the lake ensured. This pocket of land is the perfect site for Syrah, allowing the natural air-conditioning of the Okanagan lake to cool the ripening grapes each night for perfect balance in the finished wine. Aged 18 months on American and French oak, we believe this wine will be enjoyed for up to 15 years.


Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 14 % Total acidity: 6 g/l Residual sweetness: 1.9 g/l Sweetness code: 0 SKU code: 571513 UPC code: 778856412284 Date bottled: June 2014 Case volume: 320


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