Good gosh do we love this wine. Simple, straightforward, delectable. If we’ve plowed through three bottles we’ve emptied six. I think I’ve lost track. This is anti-snob material though. It’s not going to appeal to the masses but it will appeal to anyone with a nose for value and integrity.
It starts off funky. On the open pour it hits a sour note. Barnyard. Expect to be disappointed. Give it air. It seems pompous but decant. Or even 15 minutes in the glass. And then, a blossom, a blossoming. It’s rustic and thoughtful and mellow and layered and versatile. There is no pretense. Your aren’t getting a “cheap” Oculus or Prospectus; rather you’re getting one of the finest table reds BC has to offer. In our opinion.
Price: Around $24 in various private and public liquor stores (although the vineyard will sell in 3, 6, 9, and I’d recommend a direct order, or pick it up where you can get a discount on six).
Market Liquidity: One of the most reasonably priced and most pleasurable “honest” reds in the BC OK.