Friday, July 12, 2013

Goldilocks and the three bottles of wine.....

Today's entry comes from BC winery Fairview Cellars. It is called The Bear (see what I did there with the title of this blog entry??).

From their website:

The Bear: Previously call “The Bear’s Meritage” this is part of the “Premier Series” wines (along with the higher end Cabs).  A blend of five of the classic Bordeaux cultivars (Cab. Sauv., Merlot, Cab. Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot) with Cabernet Sauvignon being at least 50% of the blend, sometimes reaching as high as 75% of the blend in exceptional Cab. years.  The best barrels are always chosen for this wine, with the Cab. Sauv. grapes usually coming from a later picking to add to the complexity.  The wine is stored for longer periods of time in the barrel. (anywhere from 14 to 20 months)  The time “on the skins” is usually longer, again to achieve higher extraction from the skins.
At a retail of around $40 it might not be everyone's "everyday" red wine but it's a beautiful bottle, full of robust flavors. Tonight we are cracking open a 2008 vintage, to be paired with pork tenderloin. It will be a fantastic pairing, we've had it before. If you like bold BC reds, this is for you.
Rating: 8/10

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