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Rust Wine Co. Solus 2020

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaSolus is a giant of wine, starting with a big colour, big tannins, and plenty of alcohol. It’s not particularly out of balance, just big. The attack is warm and marked by desert scrub and blackberry jam with plenty of cedar, milk chocolate, and youthful tannins, as would be expected at this point. You could drink this now if you are one of the many big red fans, but it would have to be with a substantial piece of protein to help pull it all together. Otherwise, this needs to go to the cellar for three to five years. Oh, and the bottle needs to lose a few pounds. From South Rock Vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench, Solus 2020 blends 38/32/29/1 merlot, zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon, and gewürztraminer grown over gravelled clay and co-fermented using a unique rolling ferment technique. It is aged in French and American oak (61% new) for 18 months.Tasted: 17 March 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$88.88750mlwinery direct
Producer: Rust Wine Co.Distributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet SauvignonUPC: 812289262655