I've never, NEVER, had a Malbec like this, certainly not from British Columbia. Summerland's Tyler Harlton has turned my world upside-down with this light, buoyant, fresh and minty 2016 Malbec, bright with blueberries and Coronation grapes bounding out of the glass. Served with a hint of a chill, it echoes a mighty fine cru Beaujolais.
The guy only made 20 cases of the stuff, so the only way to get your hands on some is to join his By Hand Wine Club. If you can't catch up with this one, I wholeheartedly endorse all of Tyler's wines. Dude knows what's up. Do track 'em down!
In the meantime, this Malbec tho. Holy shit.
UPDATE! Just got a note from the man, himself:
It’s from (Golden Mile Bench) grower Bruce Iversen, a certified organic grower (who also does amazing peaches and cherries). Just picked it and threw it into a bin. Wild ferment took off, swished it around a few times during ferment and then threw it into an old French barrel for four months. A bit of sulphur then in the bottle. No fining or filtration.