December 10, 2009 - James Nevison - The Wine Guy
Young and Wyse Collection 2008 Shiraz
If you're buying for a local wine lover, a fun gift idea is to surprise them with a bottle from a new Okanagan winery. With their inaugural release just last month, Young and Wyse is the proprietary project of longtime Burrowing Owl winemaker Stephen Wyse. The "Collection" currently consists of two red wines from the 2008 vintage, a Merlot and Shiraz. The Shiraz is opulent, with blackberry, plum, and roasted coffee bean aromas meeting smoky sausage and cracked black pepper. In the glass, the wine opens up to more gamey notes and an intriguing savoury, spicy finish of pepper and clove.