2020 Carbonic SyrahRed Wine
Whole berry fermented with no additives, filtration or fining, the Maverick Estate Winery Carbonic Syrah is an Okanagan interpretation of carbonic macerated syrah reminiscent of a high-quality Beaujolais.
This whole berry fermented Syrah is almost black in colour, with an inky and glass staining purple hue. The nose is dynamic, starting with violets and black licorice, before moving to dried fig, cherry juice, grapefruit and spices, including white pepper and black cardamom pods, with a hint of black tea. The palate is fruity and opulent on the attack, with plum, licorice, figs and black cherry compote layers. This Syrah has a savoury note too. Big and rich in the finish, this wine is great served a little chilled.
Silver Medal 90 points! 2021 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada