Fairview Cellars 2011 Mad Cap Red - 90pts

Fairview Cellars 2011 Mad Cap Red (Golden Mile Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Released in September. Direct from winery here and select VQA stores
Cost: $26.90
Alcohol: 14% (est)
Date Tasted: August 16th, 2013

Tasting Notes: Fairview's answer to a Merlot-driven blend with Cab Sauv and Cab Franc contributing complexity and added tannin to a fruit-forward, yet, "serious" red wine offering concentrated blackberry, boysenberry, vanilla bean, light mint and cedar aromas. Sees more time in oak than the winery's popular Two Hoots (a Cab Sauv driven blend) resulting in more perceptible oak influence on the ripe, full-bodied, mouth-watering palate where dark berry fruit mingles with toasted oak flavours nicely through to the lightly spiced finish. Drink now-2016.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013 IconWines.ca

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