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LaStella Espressivo
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16½/20

LaStella Espressivo 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaI tasted this just after bottling, so it's a preview of what's to come. This year's Tuscan-inspired Espressivo blends 38% cabernet franc, 30% cabernet sauvignon, 21% merlot, 11% sangiovese, with 5% new oak. This year shows SO much peonies, swept along a plush, fleshy, velveteen texture. Black cherry, espresso, leather, is held fresh with naturally rising acidity, but firmly in place thanks to the predominance of the cabernets. Distinctly Okanagan, with an Italian vivace, this drinks lovely now, and will reward with cellaring. Looking forward to tasting again in a few months.Tasted: 26 August 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 49.99 winery online/direct, winery club members Producer: LaStellaBlend: Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - SangioveseUPC: 808755017102