B.C. Wine of the week: Stag’s Hollow Hawk’s Hollow 2012

Okanagan product is hefty but young and exuberant and needs time to settle down

Stag’s Hollow Hawk’s Hollow 2012

Stag’s Hollow Hawk’s Hollow 2012, Okanagan Valley

Price $40 | Score 89/100

UPC: 626990195689

This is one hefty blend of 50/41/9 syrah, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot employing South Okanagan Oliver and Osoyoos fruit. The nose is a mix of smoke and earth, with a hint of reduction or meaty syrah notes. The attack is similar, with more red fruit flavours than you might expect, blueberries, spice, freshness and pruny coffee notes in the back end. Young and exuberant, this needs time to settle down and pull it all together. Serve now with osso buco or other slow cooked meat dishes.