Creekside Estate Winery, VQA Iconoclast Syrah 2016

Winery:
Creekside Estate Winery
Vintage:
2016
Varietal:
Syrah
Country:
Canada
Region:
Ontario
Subregion:
Niagara
Price:
$25.00 ($22.12 + HST)
Availability:
Consignment
Alcohol
11 %
Bottle size:
750mL
Btls/Case:
12
Winemaker:
Rob Power

Tasting Notes

If you feel like you are in a Cadbury Fruit & Nut candy bar, then you’re not alone! Uber ripe flavours of plum, cassis and clove spice dominate on the nose while toasty oak notes, combined with creamy Valrhona milk chocolate takeover on the palate. This decadent, fullbodied, complex Syrah is a good one to lay down for extended aging or a great candidate for boisterous decanting.

Technical Notes

2016 was a dream vintage where all red varieties in all sites ripened well. We have three distinct blocks of Syrah at Queenston Road Vineyard (QRV), all of which produced remarkably good wine that year. We vinified each block separately and underwent our regular rigorous selection process of parceling out Broken and UNBroken Press wines. Surprise! Surprise! All of which ended up coming entirely from the west block (as usual). Our 2016 iteration of Iconoclast Syrah is a single-vineyard selected blend of wines from the east, centre and west Syrah blocks at QRV. Yeah! It’s technically the “leftovers”, but don’t feel slighted. When you taste this beauty we think you’ll agree that it’s delish. Probably… the best non-reserve Syrah we’ve ever made. But what do we know!?!

Order

Products marked available at LCBO or Vintages, you can find at your local LCBO store. For consignment products, you can order online, email us at inquiries@hobbsandcompany.com or by calling us at (416) 694-3689.

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