Wits End The Procrastinator

McLaren Vale, South Australia
$20-24
+300269 available at BC Liquor Stores
www.chalkhill.com.au

Ah, the fall rains… A little hard to leave the house? Leave all the procrastinating to this wine and get yourself to a liquor store mate. Made by Chalk Hill Wines, this wine takes the Wits End name in North America to avoid confusion with the California winery of the same name. This vintage just hit North America, and while the blend changes annually, it is always Cabernet Franc dominant. The new 2008 vintage is Cab Franc and Cab Sauv and this juicy young fruit is set to be drunk now. One quick turn of the screw cap and you’ve ripe blackcurrants and raspberries, bright cherry, earth, tobacco leaf and smoke. If you do drag your feet and procrastinate, the wine will continue to drink well over the next 5 years.

The juicy herbal notes calls out for a fall stew (‘roo stew?), so make an extra batch so you don’t have to leave the house tomorrow. Unless you need another bottle, that is.

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Leave the procrastinating to the wine and pick up a bottle now. The new 2008 vintage is Cab Franc + Cab Sauv and this juicy young fruit is set to be drunk now. One quick turn of the screw cap and you’ve ripe blackcurrants and raspberries, bright cherry, earth, tobacco leaf and smoke.

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Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade. In addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for WineAlign, ...

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