2013 Dave Babych Barrel 44
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BC VQA Okanagan Valley
The Babych Family’s love of food, wine, family and friends inspired this limited edition wine. This small batched artisan wine was created and produced in the Okanagan Valley in collaboration with the Toor family of the award winning Desert Hills Estate Winery. This friendship and partnership has brought to reality a life long passion. This old world style wine is made with the best new world grapes the Okanagan’s Black Sage bench has to offer. This wine opens up beautifully with decanting or can be cellared and enjoyed at a later date, and can be enjoyed with most foods and is wonderful for any occasion.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair Dave's Barrel Selection with a grilled flat iron steak with blue cheese butter, or try it with Mediterranean lamb burgers.
I know you will enjoy it…. Dave Babych
(Sep 27, 2017 at 6:10 PM)
Needs a bit of time to open up. Best to give it some air for a couple of hours. Then...it's a very enjoyable wine! Recommended for sure!
(Oct 17, 2017 at 9:58 PM)
For the price a lovely little south okanagan meritage type blend. Full of the mineral and cherry notes typical of the region with lots of tannins. Good to drink now but give it a couple more years and it should be dynamite. A good investment at this price point. I say a grilled ribeye and fried mushrooms would accompany this nicely. Or all by its lonesome. Cheers.
(Dec 1, 2017 at 12:35 PM)
A lovely wine. Great price point with a classy label. Makes a great gift for hockey friends!
(Jan 6, 2018 at 9:02 PM)
Enjoyed this wine in Club 500 at the Vancouver Canucks game last week. What a treat! Dave Babych was also in the club and came by for a briefchat. Great wine, great guy Its a must try!
(Jun 23, 2019 at 10:39 AM)
A lovely red, easy to drink on its own. Smooth, nice finish. Would definitely recommend.
(Jul 21, 2019 at 8:24 PM)
I have been sitting on this one for 5 years ,cooked a lamb rack tonight and enjoyed this bottle . Give it time to breath I opened it 5 hours before service then aireted it was fantastic. Lots of cherry notes not sure what the blend is but its a winner. Need to order a few more bottles enjoy if you can