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Opaque dark purplish red hue. Nose is rich with chocolate covered cherries, blueberries, leather and vanilla bean. Palate is dense with lots of fresh fruit, sweet oak that builds up the tannins and gives the wine great texture. Smooth and powerful.
Awards & Ratings
- Tony Aspler
- Decanter World Wine Awards 2019, Bronze Medal
This was a featured wine in October’s Wine Club package.
Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.
Geographical Indication: Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, BC
Vineyard: Diamondback Vineyard (Black Sage Bench)
Cases Produced: 7,899
Appearance: Dense purple-ruby in colour.
Nose: Cedary, spicy, black fruits on the nose with a floral flourish.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, richly extracted plum and cherry flavours with well-integrated oak, ripe tannins and balancing acidity.
Quality: Outstanding quality. 91 points. Quite forward. Drinking well now but can hold 3 - 4 years.
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Food Pairing: Grilled flat iron steak with blue cheese and butter, pan-seared duck breast with blueberry sauce, honey-glazed roasted carrots, rustic tomato and olive tapenade, Mediterranean lamb burgers, pepperoni pizza.