Every day is B.C. Day when you have so many great B.C. wines. Right?
Inniskillin makes eight wines they call the Discovery Series. These wines are made in very small lots from grapes not typically grown in the Okanagan.
Last summer, during my gal-pal tour around the Okanagan, I bought a couple bottles each of the Discovery Series Sangiovese, Pinotage, Zinfandel, and Malbec and brought them home to cellar.
Last Monday night I opened the 2007 Malbec ($25/13% ABV) to drink with our barbequed ribs, grilled vegetables and left-over pasta.
This wine has a lot going on: plums, pepper, chocolate, licorice and a floral undertone on the nose, with cherries, blackberries, sweet spice and friendly tannins on the palate. Full-bodied but not heavy, I enjoyed this wine after dinner, too.
While Malbec, known as Côt in France, is today most often associated with Argentina, Inniskillin winemaker Sandor Meyer has done a fabulous job with this lot of B.C.-grown grapes.
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