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This Merlot is smooth and easy drinking, but is full of flavour. On the nose it displays plum, black cherry, pencil shavings, cedar, cocoa and a hint of licorice. On the palate is a perfectly balanced blend of prune, stewed fruit, dried fruit, dates, coffee and baking spice.
Awards & Ratings
This was a featured wine in March's Wine Club package, 2018.
Geographical Indication: Okanagan Valley, BC
Vineyard: Four Shadows Vineyard
Cases Produced: 313
Appearance: Bright. Semi-opaque. Dark ruby core, pink rim.
Nose: Medium+ aromatic intensity. Black cherry, blackberry, ripe plum, licorice, cedar, tobacco, smoke.
Palate: Medium tannin, medium acid, medium body. Black cherry and black currant, boysenberry jam, black pepper, cigar smoke, and baking spice.
Quality: Very good quality. Eighteen months of ageing in French oak has integrated and rounded the flavours nicely. This wine is a pleasure to drink.
Food Pairing: Sausages off the grill, beef stroganoff, lasagne, Cappelletti pasta, Cassoulet, Shakshouka (poached eggs in tomato sauce), slow cooked lamb stew, steak frites with blue cheese sauce.