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Tantalus Vineyards Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Kelowna
Vintage: 2016
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Winery: $30.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -200881
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WineScores' Review


Stylish, ethereal, energetic.

Impressively elegant, as expected, from winemaker and GM David Paterson, who prefers to let his site and sustainable vineyard speak through the wine.
I reviewed this for TASTE Magazine's fall 2019 issue.
Sweet and savoury with botanical, cherries, red berry and forest floor aromas layered with fine spice and woodsy aromas. It is fresh and succulent with juicy fruit, fine cocoa, spice and leather. A stylish wine with good complexity and length.
Overall, great Pinosity with an overarching ethereal quality.


 
Recommended Pairings
Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, White Meat Chicken/Pork, First Date, French Food


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2019-10-21 17:57:23.0

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Tantalus Vineyards Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Kelowna
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -200881

Ranking: 100.000207
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91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Kelowna
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -348755

Ranking: 100.000111
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Alliance Loire 'Les Epinats' Saumer, Loire Valley, France
89 Points

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Region: Loire Saumur-Champigny
Vintage: 2018
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BC: $21.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -779439

Ranking: 65.000884
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Road 13 Rose, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2019
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $25.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -357327

Ranking: 63.001845
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Moon Curser 'Contraband' Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2019
Price:
Winery: $37.0 sold out at winery

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -231209

Ranking: 63.001604
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El Petit Bonhomme, Jumilla Spain
89 Points

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Region: Spain Jumilla
Vintage: 2021
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BC: $17.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -169383

Ranking: 63.001561
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Moon Curser 'Contraband' Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -231209

Ranking: 63.001462
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Moon Curser Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -91843

Ranking: 63.001456
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Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Gamay Noir, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC Private Wine Stores: $21.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -389882

Ranking: 63.001388
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Hester Creek 'Old Vines' Merlot, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2019
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BC Private Wine Stores: $30.0 + price may vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -77347

Ranking: 63.001336
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Road 13 Honest John's Rose, Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2020
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BC Private Wine Stores: $18.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -357327

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Road 13 Rose, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -357327

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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 'NBO', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2018
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Winery: $36.0

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 63.001189
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Pinot Noir, British Columbia
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 63.001108
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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 'NBO', Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 63.001088
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Hester Creek 'Old Vine' Merlot, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -77347

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Moon Curser Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2021
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BC Private Wine Stores: $35.0 +price will vary BC AB SK
Winery: $32.99 + tax

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -91843

Ranking: 63.000874
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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 'NBO', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 63.000862
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2020
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AB: $35.0 + price may vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -608828

Ranking: 63.000829
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Pinot Noir, British Columbia
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 63.000769
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Pinot Noir, British Columbia
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2022
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 63.000494
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Moon Curser Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -91843

Ranking: 63.00048
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Moon Curser 'Contraband' Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -231209

Ranking: 63.000356
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Road 13 Rose, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -357327

Ranking: 63.000324
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Pinot Noir, British Columbia
90 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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Ranking: 63.000298
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Moon Curser 'Contraband' Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -231209

Ranking: 63.000275
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -608828

Ranking: 63.000259
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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 'NBO', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 63.000227
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Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Estate Cuvee Gamay Noir, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2022
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -389882

Ranking: 63.000155
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El Petit Bonhomme, Jumilla Spain
89 Points

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Region: Spain Jumilla
Vintage: 2019
Price:
BC: $15.99
Quebec: $16.1

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -169383

Ranking: 63.000098
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El Petit Bonhomme, Jumilla Spain
89 Points

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Region: Spain Jumilla
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -169383

Ranking: 63.000096
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Moon Curser Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -91843

Ranking: 63.000006
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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

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Dona Paula Estate Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -631291

Ranking: 61.001813
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Haywire Gamay, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2019
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BC Private Wine Stores: $28.0 + price may vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -418061

Ranking: 61.001807
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Bodegas Bianchi 'Finca Los Primos' Malbec, San Rafael, Argentina
87 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -632919

Ranking: 61.001744
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Stoneboat Vineyards Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2021
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Winery: $25.0 N/A

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

Ranking: 61.001669
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Vina Chela Reserve Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2021
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AB: $14.99 +738881(price will vary)
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -124040

Ranking: 61.001536
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Painted Rock Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 61.0015
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Haywire Gamay Rose, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -687103

Ranking: 61.001464
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Haywire Gamay, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -418061

Ranking: 61.001329
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Painted Rock Rose, Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 61.001142
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Argento Estate Reserve Organic Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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AB: $12.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -98855

Ranking: 61.001133
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Rupert Wines 'Protea' Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape South Africa
89 Points

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Region: South Africa Western Cape
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -545640

Ranking: 61.001124
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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 61.001032
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Dona Paula Estate 'High Altitude' Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza Argentina
92 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -631291

Ranking: 61.000944
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Rupert Wines 'Protea' Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape South Africa
89 Points

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Region: South Africa Western Cape
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -545640

Ranking: 61.000929
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Painted Rock Cabernet Franc, Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC:
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Quails' Gate Estate Winery Syrah 'The Boswell', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -571513

Ranking: 61.000894
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Stoneboat Vineyards Winemaker's Blend Pinotage~Petit Verdot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

Ranking: 61.000881
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Quails' Gate Estate Winery Syrah 'The Boswell', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -571513

Ranking: 61.000877
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Moon Curser Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2019
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BC Private Wine Stores: $34.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -70300

Ranking: 61.000757
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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Syrah, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -744532

Ranking: 61.000748
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Bodegas Bianchi 'Finca Los Primos' Cabernet Sauvignon, San Rafael, Argentina
88 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -632919

Ranking: 61.000742
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Painted Rock Syrah, Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
94 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 61.00068
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Trapiche Broquel Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -396218

Ranking: 61.000662
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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Syrah, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -744532

Ranking: 61.00066
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Moon Curser Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2021
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Winery: $37.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -70300

Ranking: 61.000498
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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
94 Points

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Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 61.000455
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Dona Paula Estate 'High Altitude' Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -631291

Ranking: 61.000253
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