Snowy Peaks 2016 Élevé Red (Grand Valley)
This Syrah-dominate blend smells rooty and medicinal, like licorice and black cherry syrup, sprinkled with white pepper. The palate starts off with a bright berry flavor but quickly softens into baked raspberry, vanilla, licorice and woody tannins. Oak kicks off the finish, while the tannins lend a crushed velvet texture, ending on a dry, muddled black plum note. Fiona Adams
Bottle Size750 ml
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