2014 Tinhorn Creek 'The Creek'


Golden Mile, British Columbia

Tinhorn’s new flagship wine is a blend of 53-percent cabernet sauvignon with support from merlot, cabernet franc, malbec, and a splash of petit verdot – a Bordeaux-style red blend, in other words. There’s spicy tang here from 24 months in French and Hungarian oak barrels, to be sure, which serves as a lively counterpoint to the seductive dark-berry fruit. It’s very dry in the end, with fine-grained, dusty tannins that should help the wine evolve well for years in the cellar.