A pleasing blend of Cab Sauv and Malbec with a little bit of Petit Verdot and Merlot. I’d like to say this is a wonderful wine, we loved it, it’s great, but none of that would be 100 per cent true. This is a pleasant wine, a palatable wine, damson plum jammy flavours, full on the palate but absolutely no finish.
This bottle, at $5 off the regular price, was not only pleasant to drink but a pleasant buy. That said, we had been drinking at home and out, better reds, better reasonably priced reds, and it took a “comparative hit” not measuring up. There was no wow factor and nothing even significantly unique to elevate it. I’m sure most people would be happy with this though, and I don’t want to be too hard on blends. We love blends! More blends please. But there is too much choice to settle. It’s certainly not a bad wine, just not great. Someone said “lay it down” but it was too late (!) and the sale was over anyway.
Price: $24.99 at Kitsilano Wine Cellar (we bought at $19.99 on sale).
Market Liquidity: So good but so what?