2002 Mystic Wine Cabernet Sauvignon

02182008.jpgIt’s been a busy week here at Vinifico. We received our press passes to the upcoming Vancouver International Wine Festival, I received a schwack of side work and there was finally some sun in Vancouver, which meant less time inside in front of a computer. There was wine though. Oh yes, there was wine.

This is yet another bottle I picked up at Kitsilano Wine Cellars. I had tried the Pinot from these folks a while back and had liked it… but not loved it though. Well, for a wine I almost left on the shelf, this is quite the find. It actually reminds me a lot of the much more expensive Abeja Cabernet Rachel and I had last year in Walla Walla. This one I do love.

The nose has a beautiful brown sugar edge to the coffee, blackcurrant, blackberry and licorice mix. A juicy sip gives up licorice-edged blackberry, currant and tea leading into a long and sexy finish with firm tannins.

There’s a lot going on in this one. It’s a beautiful wine from the Columbia Valley… Let’s face it, a wine from Napa with this much going on would cost at least $20 more. This is quite a deal. There were only 150 cases made!

$35 at Kitsilano Wine Cellars.

4 1/2 stars

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