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Quartz & Yarrow Sustainable Red, Okanagan Valley, BC
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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
BC Private Wine Stores: $36.0 +price will vary

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WineDiva's Review

Robust, dense, supple.
Quartz & Yarrow wines, produced by Phantom Creek in Oliver, are named for two types of biodynamic preparations. Yarrow is naturally high in sulpher, which stimulates and detoxifies soil. Crushed quartz is used to light energy and photosynthesis.

This red is a blend from sustainably grown vineyards with more than 20 years of age; one half is Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cab Franc and Syrah aged 18 months in French barrel (30% new). The capsule is made from sugar cane the bottle has a slightly lower weight and the label comes from tree free renewable paper.
A robust nose delivers crushed cherry and black current, peppery spices, vanilla, licorice root, pipe tobacco, molasses and balsamic. Sweet dense fruit packs the palate and it has distinct saline character and trails cigar flavours. Structured and supple, it is also balanced and woven.
I do recommend drinking now.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, Good First Impressions

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Wine Diva reviewed - 2021-07-14 21:36:33.0

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