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Merlot, 2018

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2018 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 13.9% ALC/VOL

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$27.70
Merlot

Critic's Rating89 pts

Description

This elegant and refined Merlot is filled with aromas of cassis and coffee which are mirrored in the palate, alongside flavours of ripe cherry, and hints of dark chocolate.

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Critic’s Rating:

89 pts

- Tony Aspler

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Tasting Notes

This was a featured wine in May's Wine Club package, 2021.

 

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

 

Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vineyard: Hidden Valley, Gjoa, and Lower Bench Vineyards
Residual Sugar: 3.29 g/L
Cases Produced: 1,680

 

Appearance: Dense purple colour.
Nose: Cedary, vanilla, black cherry nose with oak spice.
Palate: Medium to full-bodied, dry, juicy, black cherry flavour with a savoury note of bitter chocolate; lively acidity and firmly structured with ripe tannins.
Quality: Very Good+. 89 points. Drinking now, but will reward with 1-2 years in the cellar.

 

Food Pairing: Turkey and tomato casserole, smoked sausage with sauerkraut, filet mignon with béarnaise sauce, bacon-wrapped stuffed duck, and baked artichokes stuffed with red quinoa.

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