The 2013 Nota bene is a blend of 45% cab Sauvignon, 40% merlot and 11% cab franc. Here are the Black Hills tasting notes: “The 2013 Nota Bene has proven to be yet another outstanding vintage. Its tantalizing signature of sweet, ripe cherry complimented by its dusty earth undertones is salivating. Rich, smooth tannins coat the palate resulting in a juicy mouth feel with an alluring gilt of violets, flowery undertones and a lingering finish reminiscent of a sweet cigar box. Medium-full bodied with well integrated tannins and a lengthy weigh that would pair most perfectly with robust BBQ red meats, Bison and grilled vegetables.”
This Black Hills signature red blend is a popular Okanagan favorite which sells out each year. If you can find this elusive wine in your local wine store, do yourself a favour and pick one up. Then, go home, take off that hideous sequined little black dress (it’s only hideous because it’s sooo uncomfortable), throw on your sweat pants (that’s better), cook yourself your very own festive comfort meal (rich, creamy, and red meaty – it’s the holidays after all!), put on your favorite Xmas movie (Love Actually!), uncork this delicious Bordeaux style blend, and kick your feet up (your poor, holiday-swollen feet). Happy holidays to you!