Desert Hills Mirage 2011 - Okanagan. BC 4.5/5 $36.90
Wow. Did this wine ever open up...
The first sip is a deep dark earthy woody flavour. Yes, there are cherry, plum notes on top, but it's still got that spicy, light chocolate dry finish
This would be great with red meat or game of any kind. Let's just say I picked salmon for the bbq before I picked the wine... But we made it work :)
Make sure to decant or use and aerator with this. We sure did, then took our time to drink talk and play music at the same time... Let's just say some lovely duets ensued.
Of course you would need to take your time with this wine at the near $40 price point as well...
I'm part of the Desert Hills wine club and this was part of my quarterly wine club shipment: it is best drunk with someone very good looking. :)
It's one of the traditional blends of five Bordeaux varietals. This is somewhat similar to Rob Van Westen's 'V'.
The five Bordeaux varietals are: Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cab Sauvignon. I'm a long time fan of the blends. I think it's the best of everything.