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Laughing Stock Vineyards Portfolio +02/10text
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Laughing Stock Vineyards Portfolio +02/10 2018

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe 2018 Portfolio is led by merlot, followed by cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec, and petit verdot. This was fermented whole berry in a mix of stainless and oak, before 21 months' rest in French oak (42% new). True to style, this is a full and expressive red, but not lavish and overdone. Ripe with black cherry, blackberry, violets, fine grained cedar spice and black peppercorns, this caresses an expansive palate, wrapped in long, well integrated tannins, and finishing with a puff of camp smoke. Still quite big at this youthful age, serve now with roasted meats or cellar for a few years and allow this to settle into itself even more.Tasted: 08 July 2021Tasted by: Prices: 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