Peninsula Ridge Reserve Syrah 2010, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Syrah Syrah
Ontario, Canada

$20.25 (230896)

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88 pts
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August 03, 2013

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Pours a pretty, lighter cherry colour with very earthy aromatics. Quite bretty (animal) with notes of...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This shows the lightness and lifted peppery notes of Niagara's cool climate syrah - it really is a different...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Intriguing, smoky, wood/coffee bean/black pepper inflected style, edging towards the reductive side, with more...

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Community Reviews (2)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium to medium+ ruby in colour with medium+ intense nose.

This is one of the better Canadian Syrah I have tasted to date.

Positives: This easy drinking wine has a beautiful smoky-violet/sandalwood nose combining on the taste with pepper, rhubarb, cured meats, tobacco leaf, forest greens & sour cherry. Medium body with medium minus tannins, medium acidity and a fairly long length.

Negatives: Surprisingly I get some heat from the 12.5% alcohol.

Drink now on its own or pair it with Peninsula Ridge’s Antipasto Platter consistent of House smoked duck, Pingue’s prosciutto, Mennonite summer sausage, rabbit rillette,citrus marinated olives and grilled vegetable salad.

Tasted: 26 July 2013
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Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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Shawn McCormick
Shawn McCormick

Lighter ruby in colour than I expected. Great nose of sweet cherry, sandalwood, and white pepper with a hint of smoke. There's definitely an element of brett as Sara indicates but not too strong. Palate is slightly tart to sour cherry, black pepper, some rhubarb or cranberry influences, with modest tannins and a slightly smoky finish. Would very pair well with venison or other wild meats.

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