The smartly orange waxed Okanagan Valley Syrah is one of 3 single-vineyard syrahs released by Rust in the 2018 vintage. This comes from Naramata Bench's South Rock Vineyard's gravelled clays and older vines. This aged 16 months in French and American oak, 27% new. Well-knit from the get-go, with waves of black pepper, cured salami, black cherry, perfumed musk, and blackberry jam along a rolling, plush palate, with softer tannins taking this to a grippy baking spice finish.
-- Treve Ring, gismondionwine.com, 2021