Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvée Violette 2013, BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Syrah Syrah
British Columbia, Canada

$30.00

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Critic Reviews (7)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A terrific syrah here from Le Vieux Pin, fresh and delicate, fruity and, yes, violet-scented, with more than a...

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Rhys Pender, MW
Rhys Pender, MW

Nicely combines Syrah’s meaty and savoury side with some ripe black fruit and a bit of toasty oak. The raspberry,...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Co-fermented with a couple of percentage points Roussane, this variation on the northern Rhône theme gets a...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Violette is very high quality, entry level syrah, that in 2013, co-fermented with one percent of roussanne. The nose...

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Rémy Charest
Rémy Charest

Right after opening, the Cuvée Violette showed nice aromatics, but felt a little heavy on the tongue, with a...

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Treve Ring
Treve Ring

A co-ferment with a splash of roussanne may soften this perfumed violet, peppery and red fruited syrah from Black...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is quite a big, somewhat coarse and rambunctious syrah that actually reminded of a mineral-driven, cooler...

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Community Reviews (2)

Trevor Sabourin
Trevor Sabourin

Fragrant, sweet aromas of raspberry jam, blackberry, violet, sage, vanilla, white pepper, baking spices, and some forest floor. Wonderfully restrained and elegant on the palate, with the fruit repeating as fresh and not jammy. Medium body, medium, silky tannins, and medium high acidity. Long finish

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Gabriel D
Gabriel D

Just returned from a visit and tasting at the Le Vieux Pin and couldn't agree more with J. Szabo. The Violette is a light syrah with a lovely nose and light tannins. So enjoyable that I had some shipped back to ON. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the Okanagon. Also try Church & State, Stoneboat and Fairview, Wild Goose, too.

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