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Narrative Non-Fiction, 2018

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2018 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 12.5% ALC/VOL
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
Critic's Rating 91 pts
Narrative Non-Fiction is a blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with accompanying Merlot and Cabernet Franc from a Certified Organic vineyard in Osoyoos. Fermented and aged in concrete vessels for 12 months, the wine provides aromas of wild herbs and dark berry fruits that lead into a lush textural mouthfeel and fine supple tannins with a fresh lengthy finish.

Critic's Rating

- Tony Aspler

Connoisseur Note(s):

Narrative wines speak to the unique meso-climate of the Okanagan. It is an arid desert landscape with cold winters and a shortish, intense, growing season. The result is vibrant, very natural wine (in its original sense) that sings freshness and vitality. The blend of mostly cabernet sauvignon dosed with some cabernet franc, and this year an addition of merlot that gives the wine an interesting suave character. It is fermented and aged in concrete vessels for 12 months electrifying the blend that sings of wild herbs and juicy back fruit. Drink or hold, but buy this one.

90 points — Anthony Gismondi

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The 2018 vintage was a featured wine in August 2023's Wine Club package.

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (91%), Merlot (4.5%), Cabernet Franc (4.5%)
Vineyard: Vineyards in Osoyoos and Kaleden
Residual Sugar: 0.2 g/L
Cases Produced: 1,125

Appearance: Ruby-purple in colour.
Nose: Cedary, toasty, spicy blackcurrant and black plum bouquet.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, savoury, redcurrant and blackcurrant flavours. Well-structured and beautifully balanced.
Quality: 91 points – Wine Club Canada. Outstanding.

Food Pairing: Gourmet macaroni and cheese with bacon and breadcrumbs, chicken and sausage jambalaya, grilled mushroom and swiss cheese burgers, steak au poivre, and grilled tomatoes with goat cheese, olive oil, and rosemary.