December 14, 2010 - Jurgen Gothe - Georgia Straight
Young & Wyse Collection “33•30•24•13” 2009 BLACK LABEL ($27.90) This is the fairly fledgling winery’s Meritage, and the number is the formula: in sequence, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. It’s a clever bit of naming for a beautiful blend; you’ll taste coffee and licorice, dark fruit and almonds, cinnamon and star anise. A rich wine and well priced amid the welter of 40-plusers. Based on its initial (red) offerings, let me make my first New Year’s prediction: this is shaping up to be one standout winery. Get in on it early.