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In Japanese culture a symbol used to decorate an individual or a family is called a Kamon. The kamon we chose is called a Hanabishi, the direct translation is flower of diamond shape. The use of the Diamond Flower is a tribute to my mother as this Kamon appeared on all of her kimonos and reminds me of her beauty.

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2010 Raku

The Harvest

Due to the cool and wet spring, bud break was later than usual. The summer arrived in July and the hot Okanagan weather lasted till September. Luckily, October was warmer than usual and provided the grapes with just that extra bit of hang time required to ripen the Viognier and Syrah from Osoyoos.

Winemaking

The fruit for this Rhone inspired blend came from Osoyoos. The Syrah and Viognier were picked on the same day and processed together. The grapes were carefully de-stemmed and underwent a seven day cold soak in fermenting bins. The fruit was then inoculated with a specic yeast strain and co-fermenting of Syrah and Viognier began. After being punched down for an additional two weeks the must was then pressed, followed by malo-lactic fermentation and barrel aging. The 2010 Raku spent nine months in French oak and was bottled unltered in August 2011.

Winemaking Notes

Bouquet: apricot, prune, cherry, chocolate, spicy fruit
Palate: berries followed by candied fruit, and finished off with firm tannins and spice
Food Pairings: Red Pepper Quesadilla, Ahi with a black pepper, sesame crust and aged cheddar

Varietal Profile

Syrah 85%, Viognier 15%

  • Total acidity 6.8g/L
  • pH 3.76
  • Residual Sugar 2.3g/L
  • Alcohol 13.9%
  • Cases Produced: 100 cases
  • cspc +534057

Price: $29.90 / 750 ml bottle

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