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Q and A 2020

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaJason Priestley, a former investor at Black Hills Estate Winery and Hollywood actor/director, is back in the wine business with media broadcaster Terry David Mulligan and winemaker Michal Mosny (Winemaker's Cut). The release of Q&A, a 2020 red blend, marks a return of Priestly to the B.C. wine scene after the sale of Black Hills to the Peller family. Mosny's hands-off winemaking at Winemaker's Cut has increased us for some time, always exhibiting a sense of finesse with most of his wines to date. Mosny's calm and efficient winemaking style is the perfect antidote to the Hollywood and Vine media rush the other partners will bring to the mix. The blend is a 45/38/13/4 cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot, all of which enjoyed ideal growing conditions in 2020. The nose is an attractive savoury mix of ripe blue fruits, sweet black raspberries, and fresh cloves. The textures are equally inviting thanks to an excellent vintage that pitches round, ripe, juicy fruit that slides down easily. The ripe fruit and oak are a little reminiscent of California cabernet sauvignon blends with a touch of Canadian restraint. You can drink this now through the next seven years as it matures in a bottle.Tasted: 18 November 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$50.00750mlwinery online/direct
AB$50.00750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Winemaker's CutDistributors: Coastal Craft Beverages
Vintage West Wine Marketing
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Petit VerdotUPC: 793611018341