Intense aromas of spicy red fruit, white pepper and tobacco leaf. Hints of sweet baked goods, wildflower and rich barrel notes.
The wine is medium to full-bodied; ripe tannins and a plush mouth-feel together with fresh acidity, really bring the palate to life. Notes of preserved cherries, strawberries, pepper and tobacco come through on the palate. Well integrated oak adds a subtle spice character.
Rockway Vineyards' 2012 Small Lot Block 12-140 Syrah (VQA) has proudly won the following awards:
Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in Ontario Winemaking - Winner
91 Points, Rick VanSickle
Gold Medal, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition