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Samantha Syrah Cerqueira Vineyard 2013November 27, 2014

Samantha Syrah Cerqueira Vineyard 2013

$24.90

B.C. +856849

Bespoke wine is extra special when one of our very own local stars chose the fruit, the style, and the final blend, then put her name and sporty image on the label. She won the honours of this magazine's Sommelier of the Year in 2012, and has more than a few snowboard and bike race golds as well. She's Samantha Rahn, wine director at Whistler's celebrated Araxi Restaurant, and this is her syrah.

Rahn is also the fourth Sommelier of the Year to present signature wine through Okanagan Crush Pad's Wine Campus program (proceeds benefit the BC Hospitality Foundation), working with veteran winemaker Michael Bartier to produce a complex, multilayered red that expresses her love of Okanagan syrah. Sourced from the stellar Cerqueira Vineyard on the Lower Black Sage Bench, it boasts brambly berry fruit, cracked black pepper, and earthiness combined with the "juicy minerality" that is the defining characteristic of the best B.C. reds. It's seriously delicious now but will repay several years in the cellar. Gloriously adaptable with winter braises, summer barbecues, or an after-dinner cheese plate.

 

 


 

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