Zweigelt, Upper Bench Winery, Okanagan Valley VQA, BC, 13.9% abv. C$26

Zwei what?  Zweigelt – a cross between St. Laurent and Blaufrankisch (aka Lemberger) created in 1922 in Austria.  In this case it’s being grown in the Okanagan at several estates.

This version is an estate grown, 100% Zweigelt, fermented in stainless steel and then cellared in neutral French oak for 16 months before bottling.

On the eyes, it’s transparent ruby with aromas of boysenberries and raspberries, cocoa nib and light leather with ash.

The palate is dry with light tannins and flavours of bumble berry, black cherry, blackberry, cinnamon, leather and smoke.

WSET Good plus.  A great gift from Ali that is lovely with BBQ hamburgers or especially with turkey (with its soft tannins).

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