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IMBZZL 'Fast One' Red, Okanagan Valley, BC
88 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2018
BC: $23.99

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WineScores' Review

NEW, fresh, approachable.
IMBZZL is a new retail exclusive second label from Laughing Stock Vineyards. As you may recall, Laughing Stock was purchased by Arterra Wines Canada a couple years back.
Marketing explains this wine as a "...little darling with a lot of attitude and 100% Okanagan grown. A play on imbibe & embezzle, IMBZZL wine are bold, unique and expertly crafted - you'll feel like you just pulled off a sneaky steal when you get your hands on a bottle."
The three wines under this label are: Ruse Rose; Fast One - Red Blend; Double Cross - Pinot Gris.
Merlot, Cab Sauv and Cab Franc are blended from South Okanagan sites and aged in French and American oak for 12 months.
Patchouli and cherry twizzler, oak spice and pipe tobacco aromas lead to an approachable palate with admirable weight on the tongue and freshness to balance. The finish trails dark cocoa, espresso and cigar ash flavours. A solid BBQ red.

Recommended Pairings
Barbeque, Junk Food, Fast Food & Snacks, Game Day Wines

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-07-16 22:59:29.0


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