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Fire Dance Meritage, 2018

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2018 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 14.5% ALC/VOL

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  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malbec
  • Merlot

Critic's Rating90 pts



Tasting Note: A medium body wine with notes of purple flowers, blackcurrant, blueberries, and clove. 

Recommended drinking 2020–2023.

BLEND: 50% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec

The grapes for this Meritage blend were grown in the Osoyoos region in the south of the Okanagan Valley. The hottest and driest growing area in British Columbia. This wine convoys the summer heat and ripe fruit of this southern region while maintaining the elegance that is the trade mark of our Okanagan Valley red wines.

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

90 pts

Tender Hope Winery’s Fire Dance Meritage is a ripe and balanced blend of 50% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 14% Malbec sourced from the southern limit of Canada’s pocket desert. This impressive red blend boasts rich dark fruit, blueberry, chocolate, wood spice, and sous-bois on the nose and palate. Dry, velvety smooth with sweet clove and spice persisting on the finish. Enjoy 2020-2025.

- Matt Steeves, Querqus Vino


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Tasting Notes

The 2018 vintage was a featured wine in January's wine club package, 2021.


Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Varietal: Merlot (50%), Cabernet Franc (21%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) & Malbec (14%)
Vineyard: Sonoran & Stevens Vineyards, Osoyoos
Residual Sugar: 1.38 g/L
Cases Produced: 335


Appearance: Semi-opaque. Deep ruby colour.
Nose: Herbal notes, plum, dark cherry, dark chocolate, and leather.
Palate: Medium acid, medium+ tannin, medium body. Dark cherry, plum, blackcurrant, green vegetal note, earthy, and a hint of pepper spice. Well structured.
Quality: Outstanding. 90 points. Drink now or hold for 1-2 years.


Food Pairing: Porterhouse steak with garlic mashed potatoes, mustard and brown sugar baked pork loin, cheesecake with blueberry compote, mushroom and lamb crostini, and chorizo and chicken paella.

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