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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Nk'Mip Cellars Talon
90POINTS
16½/20

Nk'Mip Cellars Talon 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe harvest for white wines began September 1st, the earliest ever at Nk’Mip. The weather eventually cooled off mid-month allowing the winemaking team to wait until October 3 before taking the reds. The best blocks were picked from October 13 through November 3. The wine is dominated by 44 percent syrah with an 18/13/13/10/2 mix of cabernet sauvignon, malbec, merlot, cabernet franc and pinot noir. The attack is rich with peppery, juicy, black fruit that persists throughout the finish. The structure is invitingly round but with enough acidity to keep it all fresh and well balanced. Hearty dishes work here, like pasta with beef or mushrooms, grilled lamb, or a simple T-bone steak. Excellent value. Try with fusilli with artichoke hearts and parmesan cream, roasted lamb and a variety of grilled meats. Talon is named for the mythical Thunderbird by North America’s first Aboriginal owned and operated winery.Tasted: 10 July 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 23.00 specialty stores Producer: Nk'Mip CellarsDistributors: Arterra Wines Canada
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz - Cabernet Franc - Merlot - MalbecCSPC: 374884UPC: 836909004265