Wine: Q&A, 2020 (red blend)
Winery: Winemaker’s CUT, Oliver
Why drink it? This wine is a blend in two ways. First, a blend of the three collaborators behind it: actor-director Jason Priestly, broadcaster Terry David Mulligan, and winemaker Michal Mosny. Second, a blend of four varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. The result is an expressive and elegant wine that begins with aromas of blackberry, cloves, and pencil shavings, opening up to red fruits and light toasted oak. Smooth and sumptuous on the palate with restrained tannins and a lingering dark cherry finish, buy two – one to sip now, one to open in five to ten years.
Pair with: A group of good friends for a ‘bring something to grill’ night when you’re ready to test your BBQ before patio season begins. Roast lamb, steak and mushroom pie, truffle mac and cheese topped with a layer of premium parmesan.
Music pairing: Why, Cathy Dennis