Quinta Ferreira Merlot, 2010

Quinta Ferreira Merlot, 2010I credit Swirl in White Rock for helping me discover the breadth of Quinta Ferreira wines. They, alas, have bitten the Jimmy Pattison bullet, and are no more. It was a win win for our scattered provincial premier, setting into motion an auction process of monumental shortsightedness which, single-handedly, allowed one of our wealthiest businessmen to swoop in and pick up a virtual monopoly on indie wine stores. But that’s water under the bridge (the $3.5 billion Massey Tunnel replacement bridge to be more accurate…)


Strident: The QF Merlot is nothing if not assertive. We liked it, not loved it, found it tried just a tad too hard, with firm not soft edges and nothing supple on the palate. All the regular fruit notes of any decent Merlot with a lip smacking woodsy flair but lacking the panache of the Alegria. But this is a winery we’ve come to place great store in and will be buying mixed lots by the case.


Price: $26 at Swirl (RIP).


Market Liquidity: No rod was spared.

One response to “Quinta Ferreira Merlot, 2010”

  1. That water will always be right under my bridge. I’m angry. Now our other VQA store (Mattick’s Farm) has been poached by Jimmy. Proud to say I’ve NEVER voted for Campbell or Clark. BC Wine Institute is equally corrupt. The whole thing stinks like PetroBras and the Brazil government of Lula. All so Save on Foods shoppers can grab a bottle of “Cellared in BC” garbage while they get groceries. I’d like to start a boycott SOF movement, but I think the fine BC wine drinkers are a small army. Trump loves the uneducated. Obviously Jimmy does too.

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