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Screaming Frenzy Meritage, 2016

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2016 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 15% ALC/VOL

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  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot


Vineyard – Jaggers Rock

Region– Similkameen Valley

Thoughts – The official Dinosaur of all things good times returns to the Similkameen Valley for its 2016 vintage. Located near Cawston, Jaggers Rock is situated perfectly in the hottest micro-climate in all the Valley. Line with large, dark slate like rocks give these sexy grapes an even sexier ripening bonus. That means more flavour for you!

Why you should care – This wine has developed a fair reputation for being a big brute, and for serious this might be our best yet. A truly debauched blend of 47% Merlot, 39% Petit Verdot and 14% Malbec. Now you do the math. Is that your final answer? Well, let’s hope you came up with ‘What is a ripe, super textured and powerful wine with oodles of loganberry compote, cinnamon and lavender dusted leather. This my favourite BC red wine.’ Somewhere, Pat SaJak is smiling away.

Awards & Ratings

Connoisseur Note(s):

  • Silver - 2019 SavourNW
  • Bronze - 2019 Okanagan Life Wine Challenge
  • Bronze - 2019 FInger Lakes Wine Competition


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Tasting Notes

This was a featured wine in September's Wine Club package, 2019.

Geographical Indication: BC VQA British Columbia
Varietal: Merlot (47%), Petit Verdot (39%), and Malbec (14%)
Vineyard: Jagger Rock, Similkameen Valley
Cases Produced: 1,750

Appearance: Bright, semi-opaque. Deep ruby core.
Nose: Lovely, graceful nose of black cherry jam, strawberry, blackberry, black pepper, oak spice.
Palate: Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. Black cherry, herbal notes, black pepper.
Quality: Very Good+. 88 points.

Food Pairing: Traditional lamb stew, jerk chicken chili, braised chicken thighs with shallots and mushrooms, beef tenderloin with creamy cauliflower risotto, and parmesan cheeseburgers with caramelized onions.

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