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Cabernet Merlot, 2013

Shipped and sold by C.C. Jentsch Cellars

2013 Okanagan Valley 750 mL ,13.7% ALC/VOL

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$15.90
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot

Critic's Rating89 pts

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Description

Cabernet Franc 43%, Merlot 37%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%

Juicy raspberry, plum and cherry flavours, soft tannins.

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

89 pts

"The little brother to The Chase, it is designed for current drinking. It has a juicy texture. with aromas and flavours of raspberry, cherry, blueberry and strawberry."

- John Schreiner

Awards:

  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2015, Bronze Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2015, Bronze Medal

Connoisseur Note(s):

"Smoky red and black currant on the nose, quite intense. Big fruit in the mid palate, with med-full body, decent tannins, but not too hard. Smooth finish. Too smooth?" 87 Points

Craig Pinhey, WineAlign

Reviews

  • 2016-06-10

    This wine is a steal.join the wine club,buy this overdelivering blend for under 13 dollars.Amazing value,you can make ths your everyday red and it is so far ahead of imported reds at this price.... More

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Tasting Notes

This was a featured wine from January's Premium Wine Club.

Name
: 2013 Cabernet Merlot
Winery: C.C. Jentsch Cellars
Geographical Indication: Okanagan Valley, BC
Variety: Cabernet Franc (43%), Merlot (37%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%)
Vineyard: Golden Mile Bench, Blue Barn & Eugenio on the Black Sage Bench
Alcohol: 13.7%
Cases Produced: 1,062

Appearance: Semi-opaque, ruby core with a pinking rim.

Nose: Fresh juicy raspberry, plum, and cherry flavours.

Palate: Medium-plus body, big red fruit, soft tannins, and a long finish.

Quality: Good quality. Juicy raspberry notes from the Cab Franc, plush plum and cherry from the Merlot, and a touch of power from the Cabernet Sauvignon create a smooth, easy drinking blend with very subtle tannins. This is a fresh red wine, full of ripe red fruit that is an absolute steal at its price point. Drink now.

Food pairings: Burgers with caramelized onions and bacon, wood-fired pizzas with charcuterie and black cherries, all types of cheese, chocolate desserts.

Winemakers Notes
Our challenge for this harvest was to sort meticulously to deal with damaged fruit. Once accomplished, I macerated the fruit, cold-soaking each lot for approximately a week before inoculating tanks with a yeast strain chosen to enhance individual varietals uniquely. The wines all went through malolactic fermentation and aged with a mixture of oak selected to complement the flavors of the different wines post-fermentation.

- Amber Pratt

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