Haywire 2024 Lunar Red to Celebrate Chinese New Year of the DragonPR SAMPLE 

haywire logo with Chinese New Year backgroundIn celebration of the upcoming Chinese Year of the Dragon, BC’s Haywire Winery is releasing its limited edition wine, Haywire Winery Lunar Red 2021.  It is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s made to pair with a broad range of Asian cuisines such as stir-fried vegetables, pan-seared sablefish, and BBQ duck according to the winery. 

This release marks 10 years since the winery’s inaugural release of Lunar New Year wine in 2014.  It doesn’t seem that long ago to me, but time flies.  Now, let me tell you about this wine.

My Wine Tasting Notes

Haywire Winery Lunar Red 2021 (BC $23.88)

Haywire Winery Lunar Red 2021 with wine in glass
Haywire Winery Lunar Red 2021 with wine in glass

From the winery, this wine is “Fermented and aged in Nico Velo concrete vessels, gently basket pressed and allowed to age for 11 months before bottling unfiltered.”  The wine is vegan-friendly. 

Appearance: A deep, clear garnet colour.  It is clear to the core with consistent colour to the rim.
Nose: Medium-intensity aromas of red fruit, raspberries, red cherries, toast and leather. No changes to the aromas after decanting.
Palate: This wine is soft and lightly round with a light mouthfeel.  Light acidity and subtle tannins.  Juicy red berries, red fruits, raspberries, bramble berries, and red cherries.  I also picked up a hint of floral flavour.  No changes to the flavours after decanting.
Finish: A medium-plus length finishing with red and bramble berries, some tart cherries, leather and a touch of pepperiness. Mouthwatering acidity on the finish with light tannins. No changes to the finish after decanting.

No changes with decanting, so open this wine and enjoy it.  Give it a little chill in the fridge before opening and serving this wine.

Rating: 4 stars  An acidity-driven wine that provides you with red fruits, raspberries, red cherries, and leather on the nose and palate.  Light mouthfeel, soft, and lightly round.  Medium-plus length.

Vancouver Chinatown FoundationA portion of the proceeds from this Haywire Lunar wine will be donated to the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, a registered charity committed to revitalizing Chinatown, one of Canada’s most iconic neighbourhoods in the historic heart of Vancouver.

If you want to check out my review of the Haywire Lunar New Year red and white wines from the 2014 vintage, you can read it at this link

Where Can I Buy This Wine?

To buy this wine, visit Haywire’s online store.

Author: mywinepal
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