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Apothic Red Winemaker's Blend, California
88 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -125617
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WineScores' Review


The leader of the pack. No wonder it's the No.1 selling California wine in BC, it was the first of a strong trend of sweeter red blends, laden with supple texture, gobs of fruit and chocolate.
This gothic labeled California red blend includes Zinfandel, Syrah and Merlot.
It is what you would expect, a plush fruit-forward red with chocolate covered cherries and berries (blueberry, raspberry), cola spices, sweet coffee, licorice and vanilla. It is straightforward, supple, sweet and spicy - entirely quaffable with burgers, chili, spicy ribs or pan pizza.


 
Recommended Pairings
Spicy Food, Chocolate, Barbeque, Junk Food, Fast Food & Snacks, GONE CRACKERS, Game Day Wines


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2014-02-05 15:47:54.0

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Apothic Red Winemaker's Blend, California
88 Points

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Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -125617

Ranking: 100.001863
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Apothic Red Winemaker's Blend, California, 2009
88 Points

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Vintage: 2009
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -125617

Ranking: 100.000139
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Tinhorn Creek 'Oldfield Reserve' Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2014
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BC: $30.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 96.001795
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Tinhorn Creek 'Oldfield Series' Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2013
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BC: $27.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 94.001404
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Tinhorn Creek Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -530725

Ranking: 94.000673
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Tinhorn Creek 'Oldfield Series' Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 94.000395
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Reserve Meritage, British Columbia
88 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 65.001977
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 65.001381
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Reserve Meritage, British Columbia
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 65.00117
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Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Zinfandel, Sonoma County California
92 Points

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Region: California Sonoma
Vintage: 2014
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ON: $23.0 consignment
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

Ranking: 65.001106
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 65.001042
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McWatters Collection Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -303024

Ranking: 65.000917
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
87 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 65.00077
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Reserve Meritage, British Columbia
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 65.000743
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McWatters Collection Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -303024

Ranking: 65.000593
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Delicato '337' Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi California
89 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -853366

Ranking: 65.000083
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Cellar Hand Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 63.001851
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Tinhorn Creek 'Oldfield Series' Merlot, South Okangan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2010
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Ranking: 63.001814
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Cellar Hand 'Punch Down Red', Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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Ranking: 63.001788
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Cellar Hand 'Punch Down Red', Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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Ranking: 63.00174
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Cellar Hand 'Punch Down Red', Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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Ranking: 63.001655
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Trivento Reserve Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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ON: $13.15

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -484618

Ranking: 63.00135
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Cellar Hand 'Punch Down Red', Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo Argentina
92 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -1669

Ranking: 63.000913
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Tinhorn Creek 'Oldfield Series' Merlot, South Okangan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2009
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Ranking: 63.000548
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Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo Argentina
92 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -1669

Ranking: 63.000464
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Painted Rock Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley
92 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 61.001136
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Painted Rock Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley
93 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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Ranking: 61.001
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Painted Rock Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley
93 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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Painted Rock Cabernet Sauvignon, Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 61.000533
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Painted Rock Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley
92 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 61.000174
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Quails' Gate Estate Winery 'The Connemara', Okanagan Valley BC
95 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2016
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Winery: $55.65 incl. tax

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -263160

Ranking: 61.000033
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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900

Ranking: 59.00211
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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', British Columbia
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2013
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BC Private Wine Stores: $45.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 59.002074
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Tinhorn Creek Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
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BC: $22.0 + prices may vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -530725

Ranking: 59.002067
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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 Private Wine Stores: $46.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 59.002037
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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', British Columbia
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -618579

Ranking: 59.002017
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Luigi Bosca Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2017
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BC: $23.99 $3 off until May 2/20
MB : $20.0 + price will vary
ON: $19.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -418038

Ranking: 59.001992
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Luigi Bosca Single Vineyard Malbec, DOC Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
92 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC Private Wine Stores: $30.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -810473

Ranking: 59.001956
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Luigi Bosca Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC: $23.49
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -418038

Ranking: 59.001945
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Luigi Bosca Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
92 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2015
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BC: $23.49
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -418038

Ranking: 59.001878
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Luigi Bosca Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -418038

Ranking: 59.001867
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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900

Ranking: 59.00182
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Luigi Bosca 'La Linda' Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
92 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -480889

Ranking: 59.001645
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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
95 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900

Ranking: 59.001407
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2018
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BC Private Wine Stores: $28.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 59.001352
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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', British Columbia
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 59.00118
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Luigi Bosca 'La Linda Private Selection' Old Vines Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
92 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -480889

Ranking: 59.001159
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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900

Ranking: 59.001155
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Luigi Bosca 'La Linda' Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza Argentina
92 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -819847

Ranking: 59.001153
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc, British Columbia
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2018
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $32.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 59.001091
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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: 2015
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BC Private Wine Stores: $45.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 59.000805
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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900

Ranking: 59.000379
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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 59.000297
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Santa Rita Reserva Merlot, Maipo Valley Chile
87 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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AB: $12.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -375790

Ranking: 59.000214
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc, British Columbia
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2018
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BC Private Wine Stores: $37.0 + price will vary
Winery: $37.0

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 59.000134
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2017
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BC Private Wine Stores: $28.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 59.000114
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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: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 59.000111
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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: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 59.000104
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Spearhead Pinot Noir Rose, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2017
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BC Private Wine Stores: $21.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -606715

Ranking: 57.001733
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