Laughing Stock Vineyards

Portfolio Merlot Blend

9.356 ratings
8.62 pro ratings
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Sean Edwards

A great wine, superb by any standards, shockingly so for a Canadian wine. Small volume producer that sells almost all it's production in British Columbia. A blend with Merlot predominating. Caramel and fruit on the nose, complex on the palate with a long finish. Very elegant and balanced. Mild oak similar to a Washington state style. Gorgeous.

A great wine, superb by any standards, shockingly so for a Canadian wine. Small volume producer that sells almost all it's production in British Columbia. A blend with Merlot predominating. Caramel and fruit on the nose, complex on the palate with a long finish. Very elegant and balanced. Mild oak similar to a Washington state style. Gorgeous.

1 person found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2013
Debra Copeland

This wine has aged very well and so sad that it’s my last bottle. Berry forward, leather and coffee.

This wine has aged very well and so sad that it’s my last bottle. Berry forward, leather and coffee.

Feb 10th, 2020
Maria Bleszynski

Very good wine rating high

Very good wine rating high

Apr 21st, 2019
Michael B

Laughing stock and specifically portfolio remains one of my favourite BC wines. It’s composed of 45% Merlot, 25% Cab Sav, 22% Cab Franc, 7% Malbec, 1% petit Verdot. The 2012 vintage is still holding well. Dark plums, cherries, raspberries. medium earthiness, mild cigar box followed by red peppers spices, cloves and anise. It is just past it’s peak but still holding well. Should drink within the next year.

Laughing stock and specifically portfolio remains one of my favourite BC wines. It’s composed of 45% Merlot, 25% Cab Sav, 22% Cab Franc, 7% Malbec, 1% petit Verdot. The 2012 vintage is still holding well. Dark plums, cherries, raspberries. medium earthiness, mild cigar box followed by red peppers spices, cloves and anise. It is just past it’s peak but still holding well. Should drink within the next year.

Apr 21st, 2019
Michael B

Meatier than the blind trust. Some dark fruit, and earth followed by powerful notes of tobacco, peppers, and cloves. Moderate tannins, and complimentary acidity. Very well balanced, smooth and layers of complexity.

Meatier than the blind trust. Some dark fruit, and earth followed by powerful notes of tobacco, peppers, and cloves. Moderate tannins, and complimentary acidity. Very well balanced, smooth and layers of complexity.

Mar 30th, 2018
Sue Cooper

Goes well with lamb. Not as good with chocolate. Spicy but smooth. Good with slow cooked chipotle beef.

Goes well with lamb. Not as good with chocolate. Spicy but smooth. Good with slow cooked chipotle beef.

Mar 29th, 2018
Jean-Philip Journeault

2011

Nov 13th, 2017
Debra Copeland

Smooth and ready to drink. Chocolate and pepper are perfect with a thick cut NY steak.

Smooth and ready to drink. Chocolate and pepper are perfect with a thick cut NY steak.

Oct 21st, 2017
Tawnya Walsh

Merlot, Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, 19 month in barrel. Beauty! Smells & tastes amazing!! Ediger's

Merlot, Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, 19 month in barrel. Beauty! Smells & tastes amazing!! Ediger's

Aug 12th, 2017
Debra Copeland

Last of my 2009 and it's perfectly aged. Coffee, chocolate and tobacco notes. Fruit is mellowed and in the background. Will be fantastic with a grilled tomahawk steak.

Last of my 2009 and it's perfectly aged. Coffee, chocolate and tobacco notes. Fruit is mellowed and in the background. Will be fantastic with a grilled tomahawk steak.

Jun 18th, 2017