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Black Hills Estate Winery Bona Fide 2020 Wine Review

Black Hills Estate Winery Bona Fide 2020

Black Hills Estate Winery Bona Fide 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 7

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Price: $31.95

Drink: 2022-2030

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Black Hills Estate Winery

Agent: Andrew Peller Limited

Natalie's Score: 91/100

From Black Hills Estate Winery, Bona Fide 2020 is a dry, full-bodied Merlot-driven blend with Syrah, Malbec added to the mix. The wine was aged over a year in French oak barrels. Look for layers of ripe dark plums, dark cherry, cassis, cracked pepper and flinty mineral flavours vibrant, smooth and mouth-filling. Pour with roasted meats or hard cheeses.

Food pairings: hard cheeses, roast beef, grilled game sausages.

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This Black Hills Estate Winery Bona Fide 2020 was reviewed on October 22, 2022 by Natalie MacLean

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Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Aromatic and flamboyant, with an abundance of fruit, the Bona Fide 2020 offers aromas of ripe plum, ripe cherry, sage, leather, baking spice, cocoa, coffee and cedar. Blended form Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Carmenere and Barbera, the wine is full-bodied, with polished tannins and light acidity. Produced by Black Hills Estate Winery in the Okanagan Valley, this well made wine will please with its friendly food pairing DNA. Palate: tart plum, blackberry, bay leaf, leather, mocha, spice, vanilla and cedar. Enjoy!
Lori Kilmartin WSET3 - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

There are a lot of grapes adding to the complexity of this full bodied dry red from Black Hills Estate, located between Osoyoos and Oliver B.C. The mix is: 65.5% Merlot15.9% Syrah 7.5% Malbec 7.5% Carmenere 3.8% Barbera

As you can imagine on the nose there is lots of ripe cooked fruit, black cherry, plum and blackberries. On the palate it's juicy and fruit forward with a touch of greenness that another year or two in the bottle should smooth out. Medium acidity and grippy tannins. A full bodied wine at 14% alcohol.
Medium/long finish of black cherry, spice and oak. I suggest buying a few bottles and laying some down to try again in 12 months.

A great bbq wine for the summer with ribs, burgers and steak.
Tasted March 24/2022
Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Made from 65.5% Merlot, 15.9% Syrah, 7.5% Malbec, 7.5% Carmenere, and 3.8% Barbera, this full-bodied Red from the Okanagan Valley expresses notes of blackberry and plum on the nose along with strawberry, cherry, violet, cedar, cigar box, chocolate, espresso, and hints of pencil shavings.

Tart plum and blackberry notes on the palate with smooth tannins, and a sharp espresso finish. The flavours linger.

Perfect red meat wine, whether grilled or roasted.

Tasted April 2022.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Perfect for those late summer evening BBQ's or just cozying up to the fire. This blend is robust, with aromas of blackberry, black cherry, coffee, graphite and sweet tobacco. Full bodied, smooth on the palate with soft tannins, and medium+ acidity. Fruit notes are rich, dark, and ripe. Finish has a hint of spice and a touch of tobacco sweetness. As mentioned, would pair well with any BBQ'd meats, or with a roasted rack of lamb.
L.J. Palmer WSET 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Deep dark purple coloured full bodied dry wine, with medium plus acidity and tannin and high alcohol. Aromas of spice and vanilla with black plum bring the principal dark fruit aroma; there were traces of other dark fruits. There are notes of cocoa, black pepper, graphite, tobacco and a slight stemmy note; wine has a dusty quality. aromas repeated in the palate. Wine paired very well with food flavoured with rosemary; think meat grilled or roasted with rosemary.
Craig Haynes - WSET3 FWS SWS IWS rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

In my glass, this red blend from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley appellation has lively scents like ripe red cherries, currants, plums and cedar contrasted with lower key flavours expressed as ripe red cherries, plums and eucalyptus.

Matured in French oak for 16 months, it feels full bodied, dry, warm, velvety, with minimal tannin.

Crafted with five hand harvested varietals, this creation’s blend bill mostly Merlot (65%) with some Syrah, Malbec, Carmenere and Barbera.

I’ll serve this with sliders and BBQ sweet potatoes wedges.

Reviewed April 2022

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