2013 No.23 Crosswinds Syrah
Focused. Cherry, sage, and black pepper notes against black olive. Refined tannins finish with a hint of espresso.
FPS Clone 7
October 2013 from our Oliver Estate vineyards
Our Crosswinds Syrah is one of two wines in the Terroir Collection that is farmed from a single vineyard estate property in East Oliver. A mix of new and old French oak affords a plushness on the palate that extends to the finish. This wine will age well over the next 3-5 years.
Vintage 2013 was a season of change – early to start, late to finish, and with exceptional flavour potential. A warmer than normal spring brought early budbreak followed by an extremely rainy June that slowed vine growth. Balance was restored with above average temperatures in July and August allowing grapes to mature along a normal ripening curve. The warmest vintage since 2003 cooled off just in time for harvest. In September, heavy rainfall caused significant delays in the grape harvest resulting in our longest picking season ever. Overall, fruit quality was superb for both red and white varietals and the wines are showing excellent balance and character.