Tried these rather lovely wines from the Okanagan Valley in Canada, and thought they deserved a write-up, even though they might be hard to find. You heard it here folks: Canada deserves to be taken seriously for both Riesling and Syrah.
Le Vieux Pin Tramonto Syrah 2010 Okanagan Valley, Canada
A private label from the Okanagan, just 49 cases made. Vivid black cherry and plum fruit with pepper, spice, cloves and olives. Fresh and pure with real intensity, very much in a northern Rhône style. 92/100
Synchromesh Riesling Storm Haven Vineyard 2013 Okanagan Valley, Canada
Lovely balance here: lemons, minerals and lovely precision. A really stylish dry Riesling of great appeal. 92/100
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