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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Rocky Creek On The Mark
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15½/20

Rocky Creek On The Mark 2016

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaOn the Mark is an unusual blend of cabernet foch, maréchal foch, tempranillo, malbec, and carmenère grown on Vancouver Island over four estate vineyards facing south or west. Its deep colour reflects a multi-day cold soak before fermentation, and an extended maceration followed by nine months in barrel. The acidity is front and centre, followed by an intense peppery, sour cherry palate. I would suggest you age this for a decade, but I'm guessing its appeal for many is its youthful wild exuberance, which is much cleaner than some of its peers. Think barbecued hamburgers, grilled sausages, or ribs to help tame the wild flavours.Tasted: 16 May 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 25.00 winery online/direct Producer: Rocky Creek WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Cabernet Foch - Maréchal Foch - Tempranillo - Pinot Noir - Malbec - CarménèreCSPC: 634345UPC: 00626990072294