Jackson-Triggs Vintners 2006 Proprietors' Grand Reserve Cab-Shiraz - 85pts

Jackson-Triggs Vintners 2006 Proprietors' Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: VQA stores. BCLDB stores
Cost: $19.99
Alcohol: 14.1%
Production: 1300 cases
Date Tasted: October 20th, 2010

Tasting Notes: Recently price adjusted to $19.99 from $27.99 (and appropriately so) this inky-ruby coloured wine is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Shiraz. Aged in 50% French and 50% American oak barrels for 12 months, it offers medium intense aromas of cassis, dark cherry, spice box, dates, cedar, toasted oak and mineral notes on the nose.

The dry palate is unbalanced with tart acidity and too much heat. Overall, this is a decent wine with some nice spiciness and concentrated dark berry flavours which pair perfectly with braised ribs, but can't stand-up on its own. Drink 2010-2011.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2010

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