Pentage Hiatus 2012, British Columbia

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Rating 89

Year 2012

Region Okanagan

Varietal Red blend

Food Pairing Grilled lamb burgers

Price $22 in B.C.

The blend reads like an around-the-world tour: cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, tempranillo, zinfandel, malbec and pinot noir. I’d say it’s the Loire Valley-style of cabernet franc that leads the way in this offbeat, medium-full-bodied red. A polished texture carries crisp cherry-cranberry fruit laced strongly with herbs, followed by cassis and chocolate. A good choice for grilled lamb burgers and a whole lot more. Available direct from the winery (pentage.com). Also sold in a three-litre bag-in-box format.

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