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Merlot, 2020

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2020 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 13.8% ALC/VOL

BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Tasting Notes: A garnet-colored Merlot with a complex bouquet of vanilla extract, spices, new leather, cedar, oak and ripe black fruit (cherry and plum). Mature fruity aromas of cassis, plum and blackberry are enhanced with sweet spices. Notes of black tea, blackberry, spice and oak linger on the extra-dry finish.

Goes well with grilled red meats, stewed beans, legs of lamb, lasagna with mushrooms and cheese, pheasant in a rich red wine reduction, duck breasts with cherry and red wine sauce, pâtés with beef and kidneys in sauce, 3-year-old cheddar and asiago.

Serve chilled, at a temperature of 16°C to 18°C. Drink by the end of 2023. Decanting is recommended if the wine is consumed by the end of 2020.

Sweetness Level: (0) Dry, 4.4 g/L

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The 2019 vintage was a featured wine in March's Wine Club package, 2022.

Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vineyard: Various Oliver and Osoyoos vineyards
Residual Sugar: 3.8 g/L
Cases Produced: 575

Appearance: Semi-opaque. Dark garnet colour.
Nose: Dark cherry, black raspberry, blackberry, savoury green herbs, hint of black pepper and smoke.
Palate: Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. Plum, black cherry, dark berry fruit, green vegetal note, hints of earth and black pepper.
Quality: 90 points. Outstanding.

Food Pairing: Portobello mushroom burgers, macaroni and cheese with truffle shavings, beef wellington with blackberry sauce, grilled flat iron steak and frites, and charcuterie.