Maverick Estate Winery 2012 Rubicon (Golden Mile Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from winery here
Production: 360 cases
Date Tasted: October 10th, 2014
Tasting Notes: This medium-bodied, spicy, herbal wine is a blend of 60% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon all sourced from the Golden Mile Bench in the Southern Okanagan Valley. Deep ruby-purple in colour, the Rubicon is a mild-mannered, feminine expression of Syrah with enhanced aromatics from the Cabernet Franc and an easy-going tannic backbone from the Cabernet Sauvignon.
There's impressive depth on the nose with aromas of white pepper, clove, cola, black cherry, mocha and alpine flowers. A mouth-watering kick of berry acidity on the palate keeps the balance lively while flavours of blackberry, wild herbs, cherry, spices, cured meats and minerals help to broaden the wine's food-pairing possibilities; stews, red meat roasts and even turkey dinner. Drink now-2017.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014 IconWines.ca