Thirsty Thirty-Something Thursday #21 – Lost Inhibitions (Okanagan, BC)

This blog is being posted also on YEG Women in Wine as part of the Canada Day Series.

And Speaking of Canada Day…that’s tomorrow and we celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday! It’s always a fun day no matter where you are in this great land, and to celebrate, I’m highlighting a fabulous winery Church & State.  Founded in 2004, they boast 120 acres of prime vineyard land across the South Okanagan Valley, specifically on the edge of the infamous Coyote Bowl, which overlooks the towns of Osoyoos and Oliver in southern British Columbia. They have been recognized as producing Canada’s best red wine five times since 2009. An incredible feat. The name Church & State was created to symbolize balance – balance between all that is involved in the process of making wines. While the wines of Church & State are rather serious, The Lost Inhibitions series is not…label wise anyway!

lostHere’s what the winery has to say about the series:

“The Lost Inhibitions wines are made to the same grueling standards as our Church & lost-inhibitions-white-jgoiState Wines, but offer a refreshing take on traditional label conventions. Made to enjoy with friends, family and great food, these two unique blends over-deliver. Join the conversation and share your stories that come out over a bottle of great wine and we may choose yours for our next vintage! #LostInhibitions”

With over 200 labels (and counting), these are perfect blended wines to share with friends, or give away as gifts.  Whether lewd or prude, you’re sure to find a label to suit someone on your list!

The Lost Inhibitions White is a blend of Viognier, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Refreshing with high aromatics and full body, this is great wine to share with the ladies on the patio!

lost inhibitions redThe highlight for today is the Lost Inhibitions Red; a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Not only are the labels fun, but it’s a great summer barbecue wine, and just in time for your Canada Day barbecue celebrations! Medium ruby, it has a ton of red fruit on the nose (cherry, plum, red currant, raspberry) with notes of black licorice, an herbal spicy note and violets, with a mouth full of more raspberries, black plums, currants, spicy vanilla, cocoa and hints of spice. All balanced with refreshing acidity, soft tannins and an alcohol of 14.5%. Although high in alcohol, it is balanced well.  On the shelf this Canada Day weekend for $34.95! Happy Celebrations, enjoy the fireworks, and Happy Birthday Canada! Chimo!


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