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Black Market Secret Society Red 2018

Canada, British Columbia
91 BCW
Black Market Secret Society Red 2018

“We were wanting to offer a wine that is a bit more approachable right out of the bottle. Many of our bigger, well-structured reds really reward the consumer with a bit of patience, as they tend to develop with some cellar ageing. Secret Society Red is a wine that is fresher in style, with nice soft tannins that is ready to drink today.”

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Black Market Wine Co
Vintage 2018
Color Red Wine
Grapes Blend (Red)
¥4,180

“We were wanting to offer a wine that is a bit more approachable right out of the bottle. Many of our bigger, well-structured reds really reward the consumer with a bit of patience, as they tend to develop with some cellar ageing. Secret Society Red is a wine that is fresher in style, with nice soft tannins that is ready to drink today.”

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Black Market Wine Co
Vintage 2018
Color Red Wine
Grapes Blend (Red)
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code B020R00318
UPC 626990461807
Inventory In Stock (117)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The wine opens with seductive aromas of dark fruit and cedar. Flavours of black cherry, leather and pepper linger on the palate. Nicely balanced between the fruit, tannins, acidity and oak, this wine is enjoyable right out of the bottle and will cellar for up to 5 years.

Pairing

Anything off the barbecue, like a steak, hamburger or pork chop. The acidity in the wine also makes it a perfect match with tomato-based pasta sauces.

Cellaring

Enjoy through 2025

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The wine opens with seductive aromas of dark fruit and cedar. Flavours of black cherry, leather and pepper linger on the palate. Nicely balanced between the fruit, tannins, acidity and oak, this wine is enjoyable right out of the bottle.
Production

Appellation

BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Vinification

This mysterious blend is selected from our finest barrels to provide a luscious, supple and fruity wine that is approachable right out of the bottle.  A blend of 5 varietals, but dominated by two that really excel in the Okanagan. Aged for 15 months in French and American oak, using with a small proportion of new barrels to maintain a supporting role in terms of flavour and structure. 

Production Amount

3120
Producer

Producer Description

Inspired artisan wines, hand-crafted in the Heart of Wine Country.

Situated on a bench overlooking Skaha Lake in picturesque Kaleden, BC, Garagistes Rob Hammersley and Michelle Shewchuk are crafting distinctive small-lot wines. In addition to Conviction Ridge Vineyard, their organically farmed estate property, the other vineyards from which they source their grapes are responsibly and sustainably farmed by growers who care as much about quality as they do.

Fueled by passion | Driven by perfection | Unconstrained by Tradition.

For many years while still living in Calgary, Rob and Michelle would travel to the Okanagan in search of the small boutique wines that weren’t available in the Alberta market. Inevitably, they would fill their car with cases and cases of amazing wines…and “smuggle” them back across the border to share with family and friends ("smuggled' since Canada's archaic alcohol laws make it technically illegal to carry wine across provincial boundaries!). They became known as the Wine Black Marketeers, so when they set up their own winery, choosing the name was easy!

Today they are crafting beautiful small batch wines that reflect some of the best varieties of the Okanagan as well as some suprising rarer grapes that make for a distinctive portfolio!

Rob Hammersley – Owner | Winemaker

  • The Day Job:  I’m a winegrower, tending to our small vineyard in the picturesque town of Kaleden in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia and hand-crafting distinctive small-batch wines.
  • The “Old” Job: A former senior corporate finance and strategy professional in the power and utilities industry. 
  • The Facts: Viticulture and Enology Certificates from Washington State University. WSET Level 3 certified. Cycling and hockey enthusiast. Hockey and ringette coach.
     

Michelle Shewchuk – Owner

  • The Day Job: Flies the friendly skies as a flight attendant with an international airline.
  • The “Side” Job: Co-conspirator of Black Market Wine Co. Voice of reason, sounding board and fresh palate.
  • The Facts: WSET Level 2 certified. Mother of 3 (4, if you include Rob). I run…a lot.
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