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Unsworth Vineyards Symphony

Unsworth Vineyards Symphony 2017

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaA blend of four hybrids (cabernet libre, labelle, 0583, and petit milo), this is dominated by wood at the moment after aging for 20 months in French and American oak. But underneath the coffee, dill, and vanilla, there is some characterful fruit. It's just slow to emerge. One of the challenges with hybrids is their notoriously high acidity. That’s been well handled here, with fresh acidity that doesn’t overwhelm the palate. Unfortunately, the sharp, woody tannins work to further obscure the fruit. It’s trying to be a wine for the big red crowd, but in a climate that may not be best suited for it.Tasted: 31 May 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 24.25 winery online/direct Producer: Unsworth Vineyards ULCDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
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Blend: Cabernet Libre - Labelle - Petit Milo - 0583CSPC: 43257UPC: 626990289043