Harmonious, elegant, woven.
The 16-acre Lake Breeze Winery was established in 1995 as one of the first on the Naramata Bench; winemaker Garron Elmes has been there the entire time. Especially known for their Pinot Blanc (and also for the rare Pinotage found outside of South Africa) they have a diverse portfolio and produce 10,000-15,000 cases per year. Lake Breeze has also long been known for The Patio restaurant overlooking Lake Okanagan, and more recently they took over a neighbouring acreage which has been named The Farmstead. Still under construction, it features an orchard, new vegetable and herb gardens, greenhouse, animal pasture (pigs and soon to be chickens) and composting station. The abundance of The Farmstead will all be featured on The Patio menu and remaining goods will be sold in a farm stand.
Made entirely of estate grown Naramata Bench Syrah, this 2016 is simply outstanding, one of my top 5 BC Syrahs easily.
A weave of blackberry, black plum and cherry, pepper and charred brown spice, vanilla and smoked sausage and seasoning salt aromas. The palate is equally savoury; inky, plush and concentrated, it is also harmonious and elegant. The finish trails white pepper, coffee and brown spice flavours.
Rich Meats , Cheese - Hard/Aged, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, First Date, Cheese Fondue
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Wine Diva reviewed - 2021-04-09 21:42:08.0