Our January BC Wine Feature of the Month is OCP’s new Bizou + Yukon wine line, alongside the benchmark Narrative Wines blended series.
Read more on the new label below!
“The Ranch is a serious project and ultimately when the vines are mature the wines that come from there will be serious stuff. Yet the #1 question we get asked about is “how are Bizou + Yukon?” That got us thinking. Can we talk about what we are doing at The Ranch in a way that will resonate with all wine consumers, not just the Illuminati, and not just the 5% ers who geek out on wine? We sometimes forget to have fun and to be relatable to people who are just learning about wine.
DOGS WITH JOBS
Great Pyrenees are impossible to train, as they are bred to be independent and use their instincts over learned behaviour. They patrol whatever area is determined to be their space – in this case The Ranch. They protect animals, people and of course their food. At The Ranch, they have been set up to protect sheep.
BEHIND THE LABELS
The storyline began with Okanagan Crush Pad’s owner, Christine Coletta, wondering what the dogs got up to when she was not around. Each of these 12 labels has some significance that relates back to our program. The wine bottle tipping out to create a lake speaks to our nature conservation and restoration project. The giant insects roaming the fields depicts our annual beneficial insect release. We hope you enjoy discovering each one
BIZOU + YUKON SAVVY GRIS 2019
$2.00 OFF = $18.17 + tax & dep.
Here’s a nice idea to make Pinot Gris just a tad more interesting. Gooseberry hints up front, it starts out pretty classic Sauvignon Blanc, easy on the palate with some serious fruit intensity and mouthfeel, tropical fruit, grapefruit citrus with juicy acidity and a zesty close. A very refreshing drop.
BIZOU + YUKON PINKIE ROSÉ 2018
$2.00 OFF = $18.17 + tax & dep.
I’m still trying to figure out who Pinkie is. But never mind. This brings bright red berries up front with floral notes before a juicy and approachable, vibrant fresh strawberry palate. Great with ham and cold cuts. Definitely a ‘drink don’t think’ kind of pink that’s perfect for the soon-to-be-here dog days of summer.
BIZOU + YUKON SAVVY FRANC 2018
$2.00 OFF = $19.05 + tax & dep.
The blend is made up of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc that’s wild fermented in concrete. The nose shows a rich broth of bumbleberry, savoury raspberries, earth, anise and a floral note.
It has such lovely texture on the palate with polished tannins to go forward red berries, anise, licorice and a smooth delivery through the finis
NARRATIVE, MERLOT/CABERNET FRANC 2018
$3.00 OFF = $18.17 + tax & dep.
Our Narrative Red is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Expressing true Okanagan characteristics of red fruits with a distinctive herbal note. Soft tannins coupled with nicely balanced acidity make this an easy drinking wine on its own or paired with food.
NARRATIVE, WHITE 2017
$3.00 OFF = $17.30 + tax & dep.
Our Narrative White was crafted using Chardonnay, Viognier, Gewürztraminer and a touch of Riesling. The components were naturally fermented and aged separately for 8 months in both concrete and stainless steel tanks to give the wine great texture but maintain freshness and lively fruit flavours.
One of each of the wines is available from FREE local delivery with a total savings of $12.00 for $105.00 tax included.
- Bizou + Yukon, 2019 Savvy Gris - 13% ABV
- Bizou + Yukon, 2018 Savvy Franc - 13% ABV
- Bizou + Yukon, 2018 Pinkie Rose - 12.5% ABV
- Narrative, Merlot/Cab Franc - 13% ABV
- Narrative, Gew/Chardonnay - 12.5% ABV