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  • InterVin International Wine Awards 2018, Honours Medal
  • British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards 2018, Bronze Medal

Cabernet Merlot, 2016

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2016 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 14.8% ALC/VOL

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$21.94
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot

Critic's Rating90 pts

Description

This Rooster shows great ‘posture’ as he moves through the flock. Ever-changing notes of blue plum, black cherry, currant and smoky oak escape from the glass. This medium-bodied red has soft, smooth tannins, and fruit-flavours of cherry, blueberry and plum, accented by a touch of spice.

Enjoy with peppercorn pâté; lamb chops; grilled steaks; beef, bean and vegetable stews; beef brisket; leg of lamb; pot roast and root vegetables.

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

90 pts

- Tony Aspler

Awards:

  • InterVin International Wine Awards 2018, Honours Medal InterVin International Wine Awards 2018, Honours Medal
  • British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards 2018, Bronze Medal British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards 2018, Bronze Medal

Connoisseur Note(s):

Awards continued:

  • Bronze - 2018 Dan Berger's International Wine Competition, USA

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Tasting Notes

This was a featured wine in March's Wine Club package, 2019.

 

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

 

Geographical Indication: VQA Okanagan Valley, BC
Varietal: Merlot (65%), Cabernet Franc (19%), Cabernet Sauvignon (16%)
Vineyard: Various vineyards in South Okanagan and Similkameen Valley, BC
Cases Produced: 2,875

 

Appearance: Deep ruby in colour.
Nose: Cedary, cigar-box nose of blackcurrants with a smoky-charred note.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, savoury-herbal notes that complement the red and blackcurrant flavours carried on fresh acidity. Ripe, resolved tannins. Quite forward and juicy.
Quality: Outstanding. Drink now or hold 2-3 years.

 

Food Pairing: Garlic and rosemary grilled lamb chops with tzatziki, roasted pork loin with cranberry glaze, shepherd’s pie, corn and black bean tacos, Gouda and Gruyere cheese, filet mignon with black truffle butter.

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