Screaming Frenzy 2016 Meritage
Vintage of the century – 2016
Vineyard – Jaggers Rock
Region – Similkameen Valley
Thoughts – The official Dinosaur of all things good times returns to the Similkameen Valley for its 2016 vintage. Located near Cawston, Jaggers Rock is situated perfectly in the hottest micro-climate in all the Valley. Line with large, dark slate like rocks give these sexy grapes an even sexier ripening bonus. That means more flavour for you!
Why you should care – This wine has developed a fair reputation for being a big brute, and for serious this might be our best yet. A truly debauched blend of 47% Merlot, 39% Petit Verdot and 14% Malbec. Now you do the math. Is that your final answer? Well, let’s hope you came up with ‘What is a ripe, super textured and powerful wine with oodles of loganberry compote, cinnamon and lavender dusted leather. This my favourite BC red wine.’ Somewhere, Pat SaJak is smiling away.
‘A fine improvement here, especially on the nose, which is now more of a mysterious, brooding red with earthy, savoury dark fruit nuances that seek to entice rather than overwhelm. The blend is 47/39/14/ merlot, petit verdot and malbec from Jagger Rock Vineyard in the Similkameen Valley. The entry is round, soft and dense, with mouth-filling tannins from the merlot and petit verdot. Impressive at this point, especially for the price, and likely to get better over the next two to three years. Lamb is a fine match. 89 points‘– Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine July 10 2019
Rated GOOD/GOOD by @BCWineMemes, June 29th 2019
Frenzy Meritage! The finest Winosaurus in-town!