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  • 2020 All Canadian Wine Championships, Silver

Merlot, 2018

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2018 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 13.5% ALC/VOL

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Critic's Rating92 pts


From a single vineyard in Oliver the 2018 Merlot is a delicate perfumed wine offering dried cherry and cedar on the nose, with soft, juicy tannins. Aged for 12 months in French and Hungarian oak, this is ready to be enjoyed with a meaty pasta dish or summer grilled burger.


Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

92 pts

- Tony Aspler


  • 2020 All Canadian Wine Championships, Silver 2020 All Canadian Wine Championships, Silver


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Tasting Notes

This was a featured wine in June's Wine Club package, 2020.


Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.


Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vineyard: Select vineyards in Oliver, BC
Residual Sugar: 3.6 g/L
Cases Produced: 563


Appearance: Deep garnet in colour.
Nose: Cedary, sweet tobacco, black plum nose with a note of violets and oak spice.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, elegant, lovely mouth-feel; firmly structured with a tannic lift on the finish. Very St. Emilion in style.
Quality: Outstanding. 90-92 points. You can drink it now, but you’d be rewarded by holding it for 18 months – two years.


Food Pairing: Grilled flat iron steak with blue cheese butter, barbecued burgers with mushrooms and swiss cheese, roast beef panini with caramelized onions, grilled chicken with tangy BBQ sauce, and tomato and lentil-stuffed peppers.

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