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Merlot, 2014

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2014 Okanagan Valley 750 mL ,14.8% ALC/VOL

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$32.30
$32.30
Merlot

Description

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.

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Tasting Notes

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.

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