Stratus Vineyards 2007 Red - 92-93pts
Availability: Direct from winery here. LCBO Vintages. Select private stores in BC like Firefly. California.
Cost: $44 (direct) $50-58 (Private)
Date Tasted: August 1st, 2010
Tasting Notes: The Stratus Red is the signature red blend from ultra-modern producer Stratus Vineyards. A blend of 7 grapes, the five Bordeaux varietals with Syrah and Gamay, this dark ruby coloured wine offers concentrated aromas of dark cherry, cassis, pencil shavings, coffee grounds, white pepper and oak spice on the exciting nose.
The bone-dry palate with its vibrant, juicy texture offers intense flavours of dark fruits, blueberry, leather, oak and gravel with just a hint of citrus. Bright, ripe tannins are a just tad tight at the moment. We recommend decanting for a few hours if drunk young. This is a fantastic wine that will last a decade or more. Enjoy on its own or with roasted meats. Drink 2011-2019.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2010 (with Hugh Carter)