Similar to their white, this proved to be a bit, albeit less, controversial.  For my tastes, this is a dead ringer for the stinky Chateauneuf du Pape's that were so prevalent twenty plus years ago (especially Beaucastel) that  I love!  My friend Jeff B. called it Chateauneuf du Georgia.  Purple in color, ruby at the rim, opaque and a bit cloudy.  The nose has some Brettanomyces which gives it a stinky barnyard note but also cherries, black cherries, plums, black pepper and a slight floral (lilac?) note.  With a couple of hours of air, the stink blows mostly off if not fully.  Medium to full bodied.  On the palate, this has a nice complexity.  Black cherries, earthy with a bit of char.  Good acidity.  Long finish.  This is great on its own if you like this style of wine, but otherwise it would work well with a beef stew.  Drink over the next five to eight years.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92
Vintage: 
2019
Current Price: 
$19.00USD

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