Haywire Free Form Red 2016
- Rated 4 stars
- Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
- Reviewed by: Tim Pawsey
- Published on: September 28, 2018
- Last modified: September 28, 2018
From the winery’s recently planted, high-elevation, organic vineyard. Made in two amphorae, whole bunch in one and de-stemmed in the other, on skins for 10 months, with no additives or other manipulation except for being topped up. Brilliant crimson hue with strawberry, medium cherry and sage notes on the nose before a lush, fuller bodied palate with structure and elegance, underpinned by a gentle hint of savoury [savory? e.g., the seasoning]. This wine represents another milestone in Okanagan Crush Pad’s remarkable and rapid evolution, which has fully embraced concrete and amphora and has now achieved certified organic status — all within less than a decade.