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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 3 
ProducerFairview Cellars (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
DesignationCabernet/Merlot "Two Hoots"
RegionBritish Columbia
SubRegionOkanagan Valley
AppellationOkanagan Valley VQA
UPC Code(s)850104008460

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Drinking window: Drink between 2014 and 2016 (based on 1 user opinion)

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Community Tasting Notes (average 88.9 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 14 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by OttawaB on 7/10/2014 & rated 89 points: Nice, balanced, medium weight. Drank at a meal and do not have more detailed notes other then I enjoyed it as a simple but tasty wine. (624 views)
 Tasted by Rondelet on 1/31/2014 & rated 88 points: Bought this wine direct from Bill at the Winery. In the glass, itís a deep garnet red. The nose is great and has a lot going. Med+ intensity and developing with aromas of black fruit, cherry, liquorice, fruit cake and a hint of mint, as well as a slight minerality. On the palate, the tannins are high and bit dry/woody. Intensity is not as high as the nose, but very fruit forward with lots of black cherry, plumb, some red fruit and blueberry accents and black pepper. However, there is also a somewhat bitter tealeaf/tobacco type accent that mars the finish. This is too bad, as the wine is excellent up until then. This settles down with some time in the glass, but it affects the final score for me. (723 views)
 Tasted by Weston3220 on 9/12/2013 & rated 90 points: slightly closed nose to start, with nice woody stems, on the palate beautiful togetherness, composed, with a blanace of fruit and woody vegetal notes that are in harmony, fruit with acid with vegetal wood stemmy notes, so elegant yet has some meat on its bone

conc: love this wine showing really well, will see how day 2 is also (1015 views)
 Tasted by Merrit on 8/7/2012 & rated 90 points: This bottle was opened two nights ago at my wedding, but wasn't finished. It's drinking wonderfully tonight. It's got a luscious strawberry and cherry nose. The palate erupts with cherry, strawberry, dark chocolate and just the right amount of oak. The lengthy finish evolves from sweet cherry to an herby flavor, to smoke, and then back to a lovely candied fruit taste. The balance of fruit, alcohol, acid and tannin is perfect - everything is in its right place. This is outstanding wine at the three-year mark. (1761 views)
 Tasted by Weston3220 on 6/6/2012 & rated 90 points: Pop n Pour - Explosive right out of bottle
Med+ Intensity, Youthful
Bright Deep Red fruit, wrapped in some vegetables, some dirt and coffee
High Acid, Med+ Body, full intensity, long finish, med+ alc
Raspberry/Cranberry but perfectly wrapped in a seductive style, creamy, bright

conc: Showing so well right away, will see how it is tomorrow! (2099 views)
 Tasted by Weston3220 on 2/5/2012 & rated 89 points: med intensity, youthful
perfum, woody, darkish fruit
Dry, med+ acid, med+body, med+ int, med+Alc, med+ finish
red fruit on the dark side, very round in the mouth the profile. spice and dark chocolate

conc: Very good, youthful needs time drinks well now but needs time (1676 views)
 Tasted by Weston3220 on 10/8/2011 & rated 90 points: med/ + intensity, youthful
Cab Sauv Stemminess, frankincense, earth, floral
T: med+ acid, med body, med+ int, long finish
Cherry n Strawberries, earth, touch of liquor, enrobed in oak ever so silkily

conc: Delicious but really needs time [but can drink now for sure!] (1884 views)
 Tasted by Weston3220 on 9/23/2011: No Formal Tasting Note. Poured into a decant quick swirl for 5mins, then drank, tasty and delicious nice full body rich but with good acidity, oak is there but in good use, nice beautiful fruit (1727 views)
 Tasted by bcherniavsky on 8/25/2011 & rated 89 points: Fairview is one of the few BC wineries that does a great cab blend IMO. Two Hoots is not as good as the Bear but is still excellent. And great value. Soft fruits with balanced acidity and a nice finsih. Drinking well now but has potential to improve with time. (1483 views)

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Red Bordeaux Blend

Read about the grapes used to produce Bordeaux The variety Red Bordeaux Blend in CellarTracker implies any blend using any or all of the five traditional Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. As such, this is used worldwide, whether for wines from Bordeaux, Meritages from California and Canada, some Super-Tuscan wines etc.


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