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Merlot, 2016

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2016 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 14.7% ALC/VOL

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This Merlot is smooth and easy drinking, but is full of flavour. On the nose it displays black cherry, star anise, raspberry, vanilla and cardamom. On the palate are flavours of wild strawberry, blackberry, anise, vanilla cake and cocoa.

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Tasting Notes

The 2014 vintage 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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