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Fire Dance Meritage, 2020

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2020 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 14% ALC/VOL
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
Critic's Rating 93 pts


The grapes for this Meritage blend were grown in the Osoyoos, and Oliver regions in the south of the Okanagan Valley. The hottest and driest growing area in British Columbia. This wine convoys the summer heat and ripe fruit of this southern region while maintaining the elegance that is the trade mark of our Okanagan Valley red wines.

BLEND: 56% Merlot, 13% Malbec, 31% Cabernet Franc

Winemaking: Aged for 20 months in French oak barrels

Tasting Note: A medium body wine with lovely acidity, fruity and smooth. Notes of violets, plum, cherry, blueberry, and coffee.

Recommended drinking 2022–2026.

Residual Sugar: 2.09 g/L

Critic's Rating

- Tony Aspler
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The 2020 vintage was a featured wine in April 2023's Wine Club package.

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Varietals: Merlot (56%), Cabernet Franc (31%), Malbec (13%)
Vineyard: Sonoran, Red Brick, and Stevens Vineyards
Residual Sugar: 2.09 g/L
Cases Produced: 280

Appearance: Deep ruby in colour.
Nose: Cedary, black plum and currant nose with oak spice and a floral note.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, firmly structured, richly extracted blackcurrant, black fruits and tobacco leaf flavours. Beautifully balanced.
Quality: 90 – 93 points – Wine Club Canada. Outstanding. Can be enjoyed now, but will reward cellaring for 1–2 years.

Food Pairing: Pancetta-wrapped pork roast, smoked chipotle chicken sandwich, butternut squash and black bean chili, Chinese-style crispy duck pancakes, and sweet and spicy ginger garlic tofu.