Blackwood Lane 2005 Vicuna Roja (Southern Okanagan) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Sold out at the winery. Private wine stores
Date Tasted: November 7th
Tasting Notes: Blackwood Lane is a winery any wine lover should know. While the wines are not widely available, these are worth going out of your way for. Their winery is located in Langley BC and conversations with Carlos are always great. The Vicuna Roja is the product of the quality control and perfectionism of this winery. While trying to put together a Pinot Noir for the winery it did not come out to the standard of Carlos and Charles. The end result is a Pinot Noir blend which is quite rare and quite beautiful.
The appearence is ruby with a concentrated core. the nose exhibits dill notes, caramel and candied strawberries. These notes continue onto the pallate with some pepper and slight cassis. The finish is medium plus. Overall this blend is well balanced, fresh, and straight forward. HC