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Reserve Merlot, 2020

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2020 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 14.1% ALC/VOL
Critic's Rating 93 pts
Fruit galore on the nose, dominated by red fruits - raspberry coulis, red currants, plums and dark cherries with an underlying balsamic note. Then come the subtler notes of cocoa powder, molasses, vanilla, clove eucalyptus, pine resin, and pencil shavings.

Critic's Rating


Deep, impenetrable colour. Tightly wound but clean. Big, bold, burly, a wash of dark fruit with loads of tannin and structure, far from prime. Certainly lots going. on, best after 2025. Tasted blind at the NWACs 2023.

- John Szabo, MS, WineAlign
  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Gold Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Gold Medal
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    The 2020 vintage was a featured wine in January 2024's Wine Club package.

    Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
    Vineyard: Diamondback Vineyard
    Residual Sugar: 0.5 g/L
    Cases Produced: 2,060

    Appearance: Semi-opaque. Dark ruby core.
    Nose: Beautiful aromas of violets, black cherry jam, black licorice, and savoury green herbs.
    Palate: Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. Bold notes of blackcurrant, dark cherry, black tea, and black pepper. Well-balanced and dry with ripe tannins.
    Quality: 90 – 92 points – Wine Club Canada. Outstanding. Drink now or hold 1–2 years.

    Food Pairing: Roasted lamb shank, ribeye steak, savoury Irish stew, pasta Bolognese, and vegetarian fajitas with chipotle sour cream.

    • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Gold Medal