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Merlot, 2020

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2020 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 13.8% ALC/VOL
Critic's Rating 93 pts

IN THE GLASS: blueberry, black cherry, black plum, leather, tobacco, mocha; medium-plus body, elegant tannins, long finish.

VINEYARD NOTES: The grapes for this Merlot are sustainably grown on our Fleet Road Vineyard – Tightrope Estate. They were selectively hand-picked over 2 days.

WINEMAKER NOTES: The grapes were destemmed into 1/2-ton fermenters, where it was cold-soaked for five days before fermentation was allowed to begin. The grapes were on skins for approximately three weeks before being pressed off and put into barrel. This wine was aged in barrel for 12 months, in French Oak, with a small percentage of American Oak for added complexity.

Residual Sugar: 3 g/L

Critic's Rating

The estate-grown grapes were destemmed into half-ton fermenters and cold-soaked for five days before fermentation. The grapes were on the skins about three weeks before being pressed into barrel for 12 months aging in French oak (50% new). Dark in colour, this full-bodied Merlot begins with aromas of dark cherry and plum. On the palate, the flavours of blueberry, dark cherry and plum and the ripe tannins lead to a lingering finish.
- John Schreiner
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