I couldn’t get enough of it. Until I looked at my receipt.
This is a push-me pull-you Merlot, with a deft lightness of almond and cherry countered by a jagged, cigar leaf edge which, together, are somewhat magical. Not quite as brilliant with food as we anticipated but delectable as a sipper. The wines of the Similkameen, if I can generalize, aside from being born and bred in paradise, are truly spectacular, and put Mission Hill to shame.
Price: With taxes this will clock in around $38 and, in some private stores, over $40.
Market Liquidity: I can’t get past the price tag.