back

Black Market Syrah 2018

Canada, British Columbia
92 BCW
Black Market Syrah 2018

In the classic Northern Rhone style, the wine is a co-fermenation of 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier. An example of the exceptional quality of Syrah in the southern Okanagan!

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Black Market Wine Co
Vintage 2018
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Syrah 96%, Viognier 4%
¥5,170 ¥4,653

In the classic Northern Rhone style, the wine is a co-fermenation of 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier. An example of the exceptional quality of Syrah in the southern Okanagan!

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Black Market Wine Co
Vintage 2018
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Syrah 96%, Viognier 4%
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13%
Product Code B020R00218
UPC 626990256694
Inventory In Stock (97)
Tag(s)  Monthly Sale
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Medium-bodied with an elegant mouthfeel, the smooth tannins are lifted by a hint of acidity.  Aromas of violets and red cherry are followed on the palate by savoury notes of black olive, black cherry, vanilla and cinnamon. The wine lingers with the hallmark pepper notes on the long finish. This is a wine that is approachable now, but with great cellaring potential.

Pairing

For cheeses, think soft and stinky to match the earthiness of the wine. For meats, roasted game, smoked baby back ribs, or even a blue cheese burger.

Cellaring

Enjoy through 2030

Press
92BC Wine Trends
The Syrah is medium-bodied with smooth tannins and a hint of acidity.  This is a very elegant Northern Rhône style wine. Aromas of violets, smoke and red cherry are followed on the palate by savoury notes of black cherry, bacon, vanilla and cinnamon. The wine lingers with white pepper on the long finish. Drinkable now but will definitely improve with age. 250 Cases produced doubling production over the 2017 vintage. 
Production

Appellation

BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Viticulture

The grapes were harvested on October 18th

Vinification

After de-stemming and a light crushing, the grapes underwent a 2-day cold soak.  After a slow and warm fermentation, the wine underwent another 18 days of maceration to extract more phenolic compounds. The wine spent 18 months in 30% new French and American oak barrels.

Production Amount

3000
Producer

Producer Description

Inspired artisan wines, hand-crafted in the Heart of Wine Country.

Situated on a bench overlooking Skaha Lake in picturesque Kaleden, BC, Garagistes Rob Hammersley and Michelle Shewchuk are crafting distinctive small-lot wines. In addition to Conviction Ridge Vineyard, their organically farmed estate property, the other vineyards from which they source their grapes are responsibly and sustainably farmed by growers who care as much about quality as they do.

Fueled by passion | Driven by perfection | Unconstrained by Tradition.

For many years while still living in Calgary, Rob and Michelle would travel to the Okanagan in search of the small boutique wines that weren’t available in the Alberta market. Inevitably, they would fill their car with cases and cases of amazing wines…and “smuggle” them back across the border to share with family and friends ("smuggled' since Canada's archaic alcohol laws make it technically illegal to carry wine across provincial boundaries!). They became known as the Wine Black Marketeers, so when they set up their own winery, choosing the name was easy!

Today they are crafting beautiful small batch wines that reflect some of the best varieties of the Okanagan as well as some suprising rarer grapes that make for a distinctive portfolio!

Rob Hammersley – Owner | Winemaker

  • The Day Job:  I’m a winegrower, tending to our small vineyard in the picturesque town of Kaleden in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia and hand-crafting distinctive small-batch wines.
  • The “Old” Job: A former senior corporate finance and strategy professional in the power and utilities industry. 
  • The Facts: Viticulture and Enology Certificates from Washington State University. WSET Level 3 certified. Cycling and hockey enthusiast. Hockey and ringette coach.
     

Michelle Shewchuk – Owner

  • The Day Job: Flies the friendly skies as a flight attendant with an international airline.
  • The “Side” Job: Co-conspirator of Black Market Wine Co. Voice of reason, sounding board and fresh palate.
  • The Facts: WSET Level 2 certified. Mother of 3 (4, if you include Rob). I run…a lot.
Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this wine!

You may also like...