2020 Rigor and Whimsy "Thus Spoke Veruca Impatience is a Virtue" Okanagan Syrah Viognier Blend

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Oh Canada! Our home and native land… at least native to this unusual red by Rigor and Whimsy, “Thus Spoke Veruca" (yes, the name is a reference to Veruca Salt of Willy Wonka fame). While named for Veruca, the wine's inspiration comes from the iconic Syrah-Viognier blends of the Northern Rhone. If Okanagan Syrah isn't yet on your radar yet, this wine makes a strong case for the style. Although it falls near the 50th parallel, Okanagan is much warmer and drier than regions like the Mosel and Champagne, with temperatures during peak summer frequently exceeding 86 degrees! Clocking in at just 13% alcohol, this wine shows some of the power of Syrah married with the elegance of the cool climate. The Viognier (15% of the blend) adds a floral aromatic lift and a little extra body. There is some used French oak on this wine as well, but the intention is to allow the grapes to shine through and do their thing, as well as expressing Canadian terroir. If you’re a fan of Northern Rhone Syrah, but looking for something new and edgy, open this bottle and open it now! -MVT

How do I pick up my wine?

Orders are generally ready within 1-2 business days, but you can always email or call us for a status update. 

Need your wine fast? Just call us! We can expedite the order and may have it ready in less than an hour.

Houston Orders

After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston.

San Antonio Orders

Until the new shop opens in San Antonio, we can transfer or ship wine to San Antonio. At checkout, choose Pick Up in Houston, and email us and we will transfer or ship your wine to San Antonio free of charge.

For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at info@aocselections.com and we will do everything we can to accomodate.


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