This is a dry, medium bodied red wine. On the nose and palate it shows black cherry and floral notes. There is the hallmark black pepper character of Okanagan Syrah on the nose and palate, but less so than in other vintages.
2013 saw us return to the use of only Hungarian oak on our Syrah. This oak provides a compliment to the black pepper as it provides background aromas like clove and allspice but fewer notes of cinnamon or sweet wood. This wine is ready to drink now but would benefit from cellaring for three to five years.
This wine pairs very well with red meats, especially venison or lamb. As well this wine would pair elegantly with tomato based pasta dishes.