Seamless, woven, juicy.
Without doubt, Michael Bartier is one of British Columbia's most talented and humble winemakers. He makes honest wines and trusts the site and the fruit to dictate the wine. This first release GSM Grenache (44%), Syrah (36%), Mourvedre (20%) was aged 14 months in 225L French oak barrels.
It's an extroverted wine, evocative of Southern Rhone blends similar to this one; expect sunwarmed cherries and licorice root, strawberries and toasted spice, roasted coffee beans and finely ground white pepper aromas. Juicy red fruit sprinkled with white pepper, salted Dutch licorice, leather and tobacco flavours are woven on a seamless palate. Medium-bodied and truly enjoyable--a wonderful new addition to the portfolio.
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, French Food
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-05-12 18:44:19.0