Forethought in planting the vines in the early 90s has today produced a lovely series of Merlots.
Peppery, black cherry tones and a hint of plum and blackberry. B called it warming. That’s probably because of the 18 months in French and American oak.
We had it with pork chops cheese sauce on cauliflower and local baby potatoes.
This is one of the first BC wines we’ve had this year that we consider really good value for the money. An excellent legacy to Harry McWatters.
This is REAL terroir. The right location, the right soil, and the right grape planted that will drive the roots deep into the almost desert like soil.
Not once, but twice we have been blessed with out introduction to Black Sage. First by the Goddess of Wine for including it in our last mystery case – a 2018 offering. And then again by visiting friends who brought a 2017 version.
It was great to compare the two vintages. The 2017 is slightly bolder and the finishwas a little longer.
Black Sage Vineyard – Merlot 2017
$23.99 regularly $26.99