If this is your thing, then this is your thing. By which I mean, why pay $20 more for a California Cab Sauv with 90 plus points when you can have a gorgeous, rustic, hugely satisfying BC blend?
The “attack” is strong with a yin yang of violets and cigar box. I liked that juxtaposition a lot, but no one will mistake it for finesse. On the palate it’s full, aggressive, while the finish is mild and doesn’t linger. Really delectable if a tad less accomplished than the Cassini Cabernet Franc which we drank last week. But from my perspective, this is a stellar red at the price point. The imperfection of it, if you will, was perhaps the most likeable and enduring element. We’ll be back for more.
Price: $30 well spent at Kitsilano Wine Cellars.
Market Liquidity: Bob Fosse said “Thank God I wasn’t born perfect.” They should stamp that on a sticker, and remove the plaudits.