Dreadnought Syrah
Waiheke Island

Dreadnought Syrah

Tasting Notes 

Classic Dreadnought, smoky peat, earthy crushed rock overlaid with blueberry, dark berry, and dried herbs. The palate is athletic with a ripped middleweight physique, an artful display of power and control. The fruit is ripe, coating the core of tannin and acidity, which is supported by a sinew of stem inclusion further balanced by a high-quality framework of oak.

2020 Dreadnought continues its run as a unique Syrah from an excellent vintage.


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2020 was an excellent year for Syrah, dry during the months of harvest, ripe and low yielding. Our Dreadnought Syrah comes from steep hillside vineyards and is carefully hand-harvested before delivery to the winery. Each vineyard is fermented, pressed, and aged in oak separately and tasted from barrel throughout its life allowing the winemakers every opportunity to understand each site for a particular vintage. All ferments are wild and stay in vat for 30 days prior to pressing with the wines maturing for a minimum of 18 months prior to blending.

Reviews and Accolades

Cam Douglas MS - 93 Points. Harmonious, almost soft bouquet with round edged aromas of blackberry, black currant and Doris plums. There's a fine leather and dark soil base with toasty vanilla and clove spice oak quality. Fine tannins with a cocoa powder texture, in abundance with plenty of acidity. Well-made and ready to drink from 2023 through 2027.