Extremely good value. Not a home-run blend by any stretch, but easily as good (i.e., approachable, food friendly, likeable), as any number of $40-plus BC reds. Plus you get the red heft of a 14.5% wine at only 14%.
We found it flavourful but a bit flat, I mean if you’re comparing with the finer reds in your cellar; although not layered or wham bam impressive, this is obscenely smooth and ridiculously “sip” friendly, with plum jam on the palate and a slightly tannic but robust earthy finish. Suckling gave it a monumental 94 points which to us seemed overkill but whatever. We quaffed this down in 94 minutes.
Price: $24 at Everything Wine. (Buy a case: 5% discount and free delivery. Think of the upcoming BBQ season.)
Market Liquidity: The most social red at a reasonable price point we’ve sampled in 2017.