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Upper Bench Estate Winery 'Estate Grown' Cabernet Sauvignon, Naramata Bench BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -863977
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WineScores' Review

Berries, cocoa, fresh.
This estate grown limited edition Cabernet is 95% Cabernet and 5% Merlot that was aged in French oak barrel for 21 months (partially new).
It is closed on the nose; it has faint wild red berries along with dusty plums, cocoa and earth. The palate is lean bordering on watery; it suggests dried fruits, cocoa and tobacco. Overall fresh but muffled.


Pairs great with Gone Crackers Undressed.
 
 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Cheese - Hard/Aged


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Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-02-25 11:28:46.0

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Upper Bench Estate Winery 'Estate Grown' Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2015
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Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Block 3 Reserve', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

Ranking: 63.002041
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Luis Segundo Correas 'Valle Las Acequias' Malbec~Syrah, Mendoza Argentina
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -243360

Ranking: 63.002005
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Charles Smith Wines 'Boom Boom' Syrah, Washington State
90 Points

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Region: Washington Columbia Valley
Vintage: 2015
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Wolf Blass 'Yellow Label' Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia
88 Points

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Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -251876

Ranking: 63.001427
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Road 13 Syrah~Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2015
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Winery: $32.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -843995

Ranking: 63.001349
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Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Block 3 Reserve', Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

Ranking: 63.001306
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Tom Gore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, California
89 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -541094

Ranking: 63.001193
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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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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

Ranking: 63.001106
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Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Block 3 Reserve', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

Ranking: 63.001004
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Road 13 Syrah~Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -843995

Ranking: 63.000883
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Luis Segundo Correas 'Valle Las Acequias' Malbec Oak, Mendoza Argentina
92 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -466722

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Tom Gore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, California
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -541094

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Road 13 Syrah~Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -843995

Ranking: 63.000842
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Kingston Estate Petit Verdot, South Australia, 2010
89 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -823096

Ranking: 63.000801
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Yalumba 'The Strapper' GSM Barossa Valley Australia
91 Points

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Region: South Australia Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -354050

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Wolf Blass 'Yellow Label' Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia
88 Points

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Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -251876

Ranking: 63.00055
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Luis Segundo Correas 'Valle Las Acequias' Malbec Oak, Mendoza Argentina
93 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -466722

Ranking: 63.000537
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Tom Gore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, California
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -541094

Ranking: 63.000428
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Tom Gore Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
91 Points

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Delicato '337' Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi California
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -853366

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El petit bonhomme by Nathalie Bonhomme, Jumilla Spain
90 Points

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Region: Spain Jumilla
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -169383

Ranking: 61.002125
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Cellar Hand Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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Ranking: 61.001852
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Cellar Hand 'Punch Down Red', Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Moon Curser Petit Verdot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20982

Ranking: 61.00174
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Cellar Hand 'Punch Down Red', Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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El petit bonhomme by Nathalie Bonhomme, Jumilla Spain
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -169383

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

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Moon Curser Petit Verdot, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20982

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

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Moon Curser Petit Verdot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20982

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Inniskillin 'Discovery Series' Zinfandel, Okanagan BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -584433

Ranking: 61.000629
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La Posta 'Tinto' Red Blend, Mendoza Argentina
90 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -779520

Ranking: 61.000595
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Moon Curser Petit Verdot, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20982

Ranking: 61.000038
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Stellar Organics Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon~Pinotage, South Africa
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -77883

Ranking: 59.001845
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Luccarrelli Negroamaro, Puglia Italy
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -36432

Ranking: 59.001195
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Bodega La Rural 'La Vuelta' Syrah, Mendoza Argentina
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -188540

Ranking: 59.001143
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Achaval Ferrer Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
93 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -463687

Ranking: 59.001046
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Luccarrelli Primitivo, Puglia Italy
90 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -9266

Ranking: 59.000839
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Stoneboat Vineyards 'Rock Opera Reserve' Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -797183

Ranking: 57.002107
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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 CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 57.002074
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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: 57.002037
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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: 57.002017
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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: 57.00118
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Stoneboat Vineyards Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

Ranking: 57.000973
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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 CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 57.000804
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Stoneboat Vineyards 'Rock Opera' Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

Ranking: 57.000584
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Stoneboat Vineyards 'Rock Opera' Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

Ranking: 57.000573
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Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz, Coonawarra South Australia
91 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -433060

Ranking: 57.000339
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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: 57.00011
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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
91 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 57.000103
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Tormaresca 'Trentangeli' Castel del Monte, Puglia Italy
91 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -675843

Ranking: 51.000466
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Murphy-Goode Pinot Noir, California
90 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -608075

Ranking: 30.002091
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Yalumba 'The Y Series' Shiraz Viognier, South Australia
91 Points

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Region: South Australia Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -624494

Ranking: 30.002066
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CanDor 'Lot 7' Zinfandel, Lodi, California
88 Points

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Region: California Lodi
Vintage: NV
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -736645

Ranking: 30.001952
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Vasse Felix 'Filius' Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Australia
92 Points

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Region: Western Australia Margaret River
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -35405

Ranking: 30.00195
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Vasse Felix 'Filius' Chardonnay, Margaret River, Australia
91 Points

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Region: Western Australia Margaret River
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -67924

Ranking: 30.001934
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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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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001813
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Belle Grove Shiraz, Spain
86 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -453062

Ranking: 30.001739
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Emiliana 'Coyam' Colchagua Valley, Chile
93 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -845321

Ranking: 30.00171
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