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2013 No.23 Crosswinds Syrah

2013 No.23 Crosswinds Syrah

A reflection of Proprietor Anthony von Mandl’s vision from three decades ago, the Terroir Collection showcases the Okanagan Valley's unique microclimates and diversity with each wine featuring a photographic image echoing an aspect of its home.

The top 3% of our estate fruit is hand-selected for these wines by our winemaker and each individual lot is carefully tasted throughout the winemaking process to ensure its quality level before the nal blend. The first step begins in the vineyards where we examine soil type, matching that with the clone by specic varietal, adapting to the climate, vineyard altitude and aspect, and the intense vine devotion that is a result of our careful precision farming. Because of this meticulous care, each offering is limited.

For us, the Terroir Collection is the heart of our passion.

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Named after the crosswinds that gently pass across the lakes and up and down the valley. Crosswinds is also a poetic reference to the border crossing between Canada and the United States as well as the crossing of the high desert and lakes creating a unique microclimate. Image No.23 illustrates the beauty of the vines as they start to move from budbreak to the next phase of growth. ere is an abundance of natural cover crop as part of our integrated pest management system.

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SKU: 543595-13
Tasting Notes
Focused. Cherry, sage, and black pepper notes against black olive. Refined tannins finish with a hint of espresso.
Winemaker Notes
Varietals
100% Syrah
Clones
FPS Clone 7
Harvested
October 2013 from our Oliver Estate vineyards
Vinification Notes
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.
Alcohol %
14.0
TA
5.7 g/L
pH
3.85
Production
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.