Creekside Estate Winery
Broken Press Syrah VQA
Creekside Estate Winery opened in 1997 in small-town Jordan, Ontario. The Winery is run by a passionate (some say fanatical) group of industry veterans who have decades of experience.
Broken Press is one of Creekside’s most revered bottlings. Because of that reputation, we are very protective of our flagship product line, and aren’t afraid to declassify and skip a vintage if the wine doesn’t have the stuffing. Hot and dry vintage 2016 was a no-doubter from Labour Day onward, as both flavour and phenolic ripeness came around very early. Bursting with bright berry fruit on the nose and hints of pink peppercorn in the glass.
Wine Align - 91 points.
The usual Syrah suspects are all there: white pepper, red fruit and black raspberry, licorice, and a hint of something meaty and definitely non-vegan. Weighty and generous on the palate, with black raspberry fruit riding on a train of fine tannin and moderate acidity interplay. Probably at best 2026, but who are we to say?
97% Syrah, 3% Viognier, all sourced from our Queenston Road vineyard. Viognier skins co-fermented with Syrah in tank and 1-tonne bins. 20 months in French oak. Bottled August 14. 2018.
Creekside Estate Winery Broken Press Syrah VQA