Saturday, July 6, 2013

Big, bold BC red

2009 Pocket Kings, from ACES winery.

Aces winery, founded by BC professional poker player Holger Clausen, makes some excellent wine, none better than this one.

Aged 18 months in French and American oak, this Meritage (Cab Franc/Cab Sauv./Merlot) blend offers a fabulous combination of black cherry and dark chocolate on the palate. It is a perfect pairing with red meats and a good burger (in fact, I published a recipe for a burger that I called the "Pocket Kings" burger on my normal blog a few months back). I had one this afternoon, accompanied by this beautiful wine. At $35 it is not cheap, but is worth every penny. It will also age beautifully for a few years, if you have the patience and the cellar for it.

Rating: 8.5/10    

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