BLACK MARKET WINE CO. The Syndicate Red
A syndicate is a collaboration of individuals working toward a shared interest. The age-old practice of blending wines is done with a similar purpose, hence the name we’ve chosen for our flagship red wine. In The Syndicate, the individual varietals are working together to elevate the depth and complexity of the finished wine.
An elegant, well-balanced wine that is approachable right out of the bottle, but with enough structure to enable cellaring and enjoyment over the next 5 years. The wine opens with seductive flavours of black cherries, currant, pomegranate and plum, layered with subtle cedar notes and a floral lift. The wine is concentrated, with well-integrated tannins and acidity that linger into a long finish.
Region: Okanagan Valley, B.C.
Varietals: 32% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot
Suggested Retail Price $40
For the 2015 vintage, we’re stepping into the Old World through the New World’s front door. This medium to full-bodied Bordeaux-style blend is an elegant combination of Merlot (32%), Cabernet Franc (29%), Cabernet Sauvignon (24%) and Petit Verdot (15%).
This wine was grown in sun-drenched vineyards in Osoyoos and Naramata, and harvested between October 3rd and 28th. Each varietal was fermented separately in small lots and aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, of which 40% were new. The final blend was assembled, bottled and aged a further 6 months before being released.
Appellation Okanagan Valley VQA
Vineyards Osoyoos & Oliver
Production: 215 cases
Acid 6.3 g/L
Residual Sugar 3.4 g/L
The Okanagan Falls area is famed for some of Canada’s top wine production with the highest quality wines in the valley. This region of the South Okanagan is a unique climatic zone know as a semi-arid steppe, the final stage of a desert area that extends up from the United States. Along with that comes long warm days and cool nights that retain the acidity in the grapes and helps shape their distinctive character and flavours.