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Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia. One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993. Tony Holler purchased Poplar Grove and became the winery president in 2007. Tony’s wife, Barbara Holler, owns and operates the Holler’s 100 acres of estate vineyards allowing Poplar Grove wines to be made from 100% estate grown grapes. Their sons, Matthew and...
A charming, silky style laced with dark fruits and enticing savoury elements. Ends with fleshy intensity. A perennial trophy winner, vintage after vintage.
The weather in the Okanagan was favourable for most of the 2015 season, beginning with an early, mild spring. Budburst was early by two weeks and the continuing mild weather trend coincided with the flowering and excellent fruit set in May and June. A hot, dry summer tested the vineyard crews who had to pay careful attention to irrigation regimes and leaf-to-fruit ratios. Once again, meticulous farming and investment of time, energy and money has assured wine quality.
Hand-picked in the winery's Haynes Creek Vineyard in south-eastern Osoyoos and sorted twice. After destemming, the berries were crushed, and the must was cold soaked for three days. Partial wild yeast fermentation and then inoculated with cultured yeasts. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, breaking and soaking the cap through twice daily pump-overs. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation occured in barrel and finished in late December. 30% aged in new French oak barrels. 70% aged in one and two-year-old French oak barrels for 15 months. Bottle-aged for 18 months.
- 90 Points -
Deeply hematic and rich, chalky, caky, oaky syrah with high acidity. So meaty and high-toned. Very much oozes into chocolate and espresso.See detailed press review
- GOLD MEDAL - National Wine Awards of Canada 2018 -
Average final score from judges at the 2018 National Wine Awards of Canada. Tasted blind June 2018.See detailed press review