Heady. Berries, clove, licorice, vanilla. Intense and forward with an enticing fragrant nose. Not tannic; although stratospherically alcoholic. It could mellow over the coming year or two. At the price point miraculous.
Mainly Merlot. But blended expertly.
A wonderful winter warmer, if a touch potent. I was gifted (thank you Santa, and my sister!) one bottle, but if I had a second it would go down in “the cellar” for 18 months minimum. Screw top; thank you for that, too.
Price: $20 from the vineyard, as it was a gift I didn’t source locally.
Market Liquidity: BC can be brilliant under $20; unfortunately that price point is rare.