Fourteen countries, 170 wineries, 53 festival events! But who’s counting?
BC Living has just released a list of seven must-sip wines to sample while you’re at the festival. Although the list features a number of international wines, one of our own BC wines made the cut!
Portfolio 2012, Laughing Stock Vineyards, Okanagan, BC – This Okanagan Valley favourite just celebrated its 10th birthday last October, and like any well-balanced portfolio, it has an excellent mix of stock: 45% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot. Fruit forward with layers of dark berries with vanilla undertones and a long finish make this flagship wine one to hold onto for at least a decade, though you may be tempted to cash out now. Says Cynthia Enns, winemaker/owner, when asked what the most important thing winemaking has taught her: “You can’t control everything, particularly Mother Nature.” We’ll drink to that.
For the full list of must-sip wines visit BC Living online.