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Laughing Stock Vineyards Portfolio +07/10
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Laughing Stock Vineyards Portfolio +07/10 2017

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe 2017 Portfolio is out, and the road to elegance continues. The blend involves all five classic Bordeaux varietals: 48% merlot, 32% cabernet sauvignon, 14% cabernet franc, 4% malbec, and 2% petit verdot. Post ferment, Portfolio spends 20 months in French oak barrels with 48% new French oak and 52% second fill barrels using fruit from three sites on the Naramata Bench and the estate-owned Perfect Hedge Vineyard in Osoyoos. Sweet tobacco and cigar box tones make a solid first impression before the savoury black cherry, black pepper, subtle vanilla, and dense ripe tannins kick in. This wine presents as very drinkable early on in life, but you can cellar this with ease for a decade.Tasted: 16 May 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 49.99 winery online, select private retailers ON 53.00 LCBO AB 53.00 BC 109.99 1500 winery online/direct BC 219.00 3000 winery online/direct Producer: Laughing Stock VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Arterra Wines Canada
Principle Fine Wines
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Malbec - Petit VerdotCSPC: 105353UPC: 850451002104