You know what? Surprisingly good in that it was surprising and at the same time good. Juicy, fruity, delicious although it tends sweet and with air became cloying. The chocolate notes are not easy to place, even if you linger and sip over the course of an evening. The complexity, well, let’s not get carried away. This is a solid Gamay from the BC Okanagan; it’s no Cru Beaujolais. But it has the echoes of more expensive Pinot, rougher around the edges but no less attractive, and the average joe is much less likely to grab a Gamay than Pinot Noir, which makes this easier to find and easier on the pocket book.
Price: $29 at Kitsilano Wine Cellar (buy six for a 10% discount).
Market Liquidity: Nothing to sniff at.