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Black Hills Per Setext

Black Hills Per Se 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe transformation of Per Se is nearly complete, with winemaker Ross Wise making it more of a Right Bank Bordeaux red with just a lean into savoury Bolgheri style, all the while leaving it a south Okanagan blend. In 2020, the blend is 79/21 cabernet franc / merlot. It opens with vibrant raspberry and strawberry on the nose. On the palate, the savoury, spicy okanagan desert notes jump in, taming the fruit and releasing a subtle, persistent, long palate showing dense round tannins with bits of graphite and toasted oak. This is a baby, and while its suave nature invites you to drink it now, you best wait for 2027 before you open too many bottles. The 2020 growing season started slowly with a cool and damp spring and flowering period, but a warm, dry summer changed everything. A small crop ensures full phenolic ripeness, leaving a stellar year for Wise to turn out a superior label.Tasted: 21 March 2024Tasted by: Prices:
BC$55.00750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Black Hills Estate WineryDistributors: Andrew Peller Import Agency
Blend: Cabernet Franc - MerlotUPC: 058976503056