Ottawa, ON

October 2020

Matt’s review: Laughing Stock’s Portfolio brings the best of the Naramata Bench and Osoyoos together in their flagship (Bordeaux) red blend. 2017 combines 48% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, and 2% Petit Verdot to produce an expressive, fresh and balanced wine that’s showing wonderfully now and will evolve beautifully over the next decade. Full bodied with soft tannins, this layered wine shows dark berries, plum, black cherry, cassis, fresh herbs, including Okanagan Black Sage, sweet tobacco, and hints of anise. Enjoy 2020-2030 with savoury roasts, firm cheeses, and mushroom risotto. Tasted October 2020. 92 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

Available winery direct: $49.99 + tax/deposit