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Laughing Stock Vineyards Portfolio +14/10text

Laughing Stock Vineyards Portfolio +14/10 2020

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe 2020 vintage, universally admired across BC, has yielded an extensive, rich, dark Portfolio in the glass. The 18th blend is 43% merlot, 35% cabernet sauvignon, 16% cabernet franc, 3% malbec, and 3% petit verdot, and it is full ripe black plums, balsamic, cocoa, and blackberries, with a sweet vanilla underside. This is going to need some time to settle down and show itself. At this point, it would be hard to know if the fruit came off Sunrock and Perfect Hedge vineyards in Osoyoos, or just saying it’s a modern New World blend. Portfolio sees 20 months in French oak barriques that are 40% new and 60% second use.Tasted: 25 October 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$53.99750mlwinery online, select private retailers
BC$109.991500mlwinery online/direct
BC$219.003000mlwinery 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