• Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, Wine Align

    Vanessa Vineyard Syrah 2012

    91 points – “The six percent Viognier in this Similkameen Syrah works wonders at bolstering bright violet, black cherry, raspberry and even peach aromas, with gorgeous secondary vanilla, leather and mint aromas coming through as well. It’s a dense, full-bodied red loaded with brambly black fruit, ripe cherry licorice, black olive and smoke notes, with light acid and medium tannins that add remarkable complexity. The 18 months in oak certainly doesn’t overwhelm the fruit; rather, this wine brings beautiful balance.”