Sunday, February 28, 2010
Jackson-Triggs Okanagan 2005 Sun Rock Vineyard Meritage (British Columbia)
It only seems fitting to end the Vancouver Olympics with a wine from BC. I popped the cork on this one about 20 minutes after Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal to, not only give Canada gold in hockey, but the most gold medals of any country in the history of the Winter games - it's a proud day to be Canadian. This is a blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc aged 18 months in a mix of French and American oak. This was truly a delicious wine. The nose and taste were almost seamlessly melded together with plum, chocolate and black cherry on the nose. Those smells followed as flavours on the tongue while adding black pepper, spice and hints of vanilla. Good acidity and biting tannins rounded out the finish. Canada took 14 golds at these Olympic games, and I am sure Jackson-Trgigs saw a few golds for this wine. I have one bottle left and its due to see the light of day sometime in late 2011 or 2012 - we'll see what happens to it then; right now it's wonderful. Cheers to Canada.