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Narrative Red, 2020

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2020 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 12.5% ALC/VOL
$29.99
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Gamay
  • Merlot

Wine Notes: A red wine made from Gamay grapes from cool northern mountainside sites combined with Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes grown in the southern valley where the heat is intense. The grapes were fermented and age using state of the art concrete tanks and traditional open top stainless vessels allowing the varieties to be showcased without the influence of oak flavour. The results are an outstanding representation of the Okanagan; a juicy, lush, and rich wine with chocolate and herbal aromas.

Narrative wines tell the story of the Okanagan offering wines made from unique vineyards sites from the cooler zone in the north to the heat belt in the south. The region is greatly influenced by a 100 km chain of lakes and a range of soils established by retreating ice masses over 9,000 years ago. This wine is a hallmark example of the region.

Residual Sugar: 0.5 g/L

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The 2020 vintage was a featured wine in August 2023's Wine Club package.

Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Varietals: Gamay (57%), Merlot (22.8%), Cabernet Franc (20.2%)
Vineyard: Vineyards in Osoyoos, Kelowna, and Oliver
Residual Sugar: 0.5 g/L
Cases Produced: 1,156

Appearance: Bright. Semi-opaque. Ruby red colour.
Nose: Aromas of red cherry, blackberry, green pepper, menthol, and a hint of smoke.
Palate: Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. Notes of black raspberry, anise, cigar box, savoury green herbs, and a hint of green pepper. Well balanced with silky tannins.
Quality: 90 points – Wine Club Canada. Outstanding.

Food Pairing: Chicken tagine with apricots and olives, fried calamari with spicy aioli, charcuterie with prosciutto and camembert, chargrilled cod with coconut relish, and grilled portobello mushrooms with garlic and rosemary.