What’s a little chaos among friends? Especially when it involves great conversation, oceanfront views, and Cabernet Franc like this 2017 from Mayhem Wines.

The winery, which is part of the Meyer Family Vineyards in Okanagan Falls, BC, not only has a noteworthy—yet inexpensive—wine portfolio, it’s earning high praise from wine experts like Anthony Gismondi who affirmed, “This wine hits all the bells and whistles for its price but can startle with its rooty, spicy finish.”

Tasting notes from gismondionwine.com:

The mix is 75/25 Merlot/Cabernet Franc, a smart choice for an inexpensive Okanagan red. It’s all aged in French oak, another good idea, adding some class and firmness. The nose is a savoury melange of dried herbs and menthol with an earthy, leafy, black raspberry character that spills onto a fresh, red-fruited, plummy mid-palate.

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