Siren’s Call Harmonious 2016
We have sourced six key grape varieties characteristic to craft a classic red Bordeaux inspired blend from BC’s very best vineyards. The 2016 harvest brought fantastic ripeness and balance, inspiring our first ever Cabernet Sauvignon forward blend. John Schreiner writes “Dense and layered, the wine has aromas of cherry, black currant and spice.” This blend finishes with notes of cocoa, dark pepper and a hint of smoke.
95 points by John Schreiner, BC VQA Certified
Varieties: Merlot 44.4%, Cabernet Franc 10.5% , Cabernet Sauvignon 14.4%, Malbec 3.9% , Petit Verdot 12.0%, Syrah 3.9%
Bottle size: 750 mL
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With a deep garnet colour this Bordeaux blend (with Syrah), has a lot to offer. To blend six different varietals in the same bottle, a winemaker has to know where to find the harmony. Mark Simpson seems to have done just that. Cherry, plum and oak on the nose over-promises what is to come on the front of the palate. By mid-palate though, dark cherries, ripe plum and nutmeg are apparent. The back of your palate will realize there’s a noticeable lack of texture and a want of more body, but lots of bright acidity and relatively firm tannins. Harmonious is all about the nose, the expert blending of fruit/spice profile on the mid-palate and an epic finish. The lack of mid-palate texture was more than made up in the rest of this wine. The only other red Siren’s Call that I’ve tasted recently is the 2015 Malbec, which is head and shoulders above this Bordeaux-blend.
Well rounded with great cherry and spice. definitely an item for the cellar