Unusually good—like winning nine times at Roland Garros unusually good. This is a striking example of how brilliant an inexpensive red can be. This wins over and over and over. Chillingly good, layered and textured spices, both smooth like cinnamon and funky like cardamom, earthy notes against a pleasing but not oppressive oak, aggressively grape-y, potent and uber-potable.
Tannic, heavy reds aren’t our everyday choice (not even when the WA scores them in the low 90s, as it did this), but I couldn’t imagine elevating a summer BBQ with anything better. However, a better option is to lie it down for another year or two. If you can resist the temptation.
Price: Wait for it: Less than $14 USD. Which with conversion and taxes is under $30 CDN but, in this category, shames the BC Okanagan.
Market Liquidity: (Yet) Another WOW from WA.