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2017 Small Lot Block 1A Syrah

Block 1A Syrah

Vineyard Designation
Small Lot

Our Small Lot series is dedicated to limited production wines that we could not help but bottle on their own. From our 0.78-acre block of Syrah on Becker Vineyard, Block 1A, we selected just two barrels that epitomize everything we love about Syrah from the Okanagan. This wine showcases the exceptional quality of Syrah from the upper terrace of the Black Sage Bench with red fruits notes and hints of spice that are well presented in this opulent Syrah. A great balance of elegance and restraint. 

Allocated to Estate Club

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Winemaker Notes
2017 growing season got off to a slow start with bud break occurring nearly two weeks later than average. But this was followed by a hot and dry summer that really allowed the grapes to fully ripen. This was also a year of reduced yields however, it resulted in small, concentrated berries that produced wines of pronounced depth and intensity.
Vineyard Notes
Becker Vineyard was initially developed in 1977, as part of the pioneering Becker Project, which demonstrated that vitis vinifera could thrive in British Columbia. However, the property’s potential for late ripening red varieties was first identified in 1993, and was replanted to Cabernet family varieties that year. Tucked up against the Okanagan Highland mountains, Becker Vineyard produces finessed, elegant wines from the upper terrace of the Black Sage Bench.
6.7 g/L
Partially barrel fermented
Residual Sugar
0.2 g/L
Harvest Date
October 5
Bottling Date
August 2019
50 cases
20 months in French oak, 85% new
Aging Potential
8-10 years
100% Syrah