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Gnarly Head Chardonnay, California
88 Points

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Region: California Lodi
Vintage: 2020
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $20.0 +price will vary
Widely Available: $20.0 + across Canada

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -297929
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WineScores' Review

Concentrated, modern, flashy.

Known for their Zinfandel, Gnarly Head Chardonnay is a like-minded wine that's not shy
Keep an eye out each summer for a chance to win a professional grade Napoleon Barbecue--in a partnership campaign called Summer Just Got Lit with Gnarly Head and Canadian owned Napoleon Grills. It closes end of August, but I suspect they'll do it again next year!
A modern sweet, flashy and fleshy Chard, that doles out golden fruits and vanilla, toasted spice and butter with undertones of burnt honey. It has good freshness and flavours of butterscotch, baking spice and vanilla. Very concentrated and creamy.


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


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2022-09-12 14:43:21.0

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Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin, Lodi California
89 Points

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Region: California Lodi
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -297929

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Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Zinfandel, Sonoma County California
92 Points

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Region: California Sonoma
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

Ranking: 65.001769
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Lake Sonoma Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County California
92 Points

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Region: California Sonoma
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

Ranking: 65.001635
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Lake Sonoma Winery Pinot Noir, Sonoma County California
92 Points

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Region: California Sonoma
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

Ranking: 65.000999
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Lake Sonoma Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County California
91 Points

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Region: California Sonoma
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

Ranking: 65.000898
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Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Zinfandel, Sonoma County California
91 Points

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Region: California Sonoma
Vintage: 2019
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BC: $27.99
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

Ranking: 65.000575
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Moon Curser 'Dead of Night', 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 -806117

Ranking: 20.001642
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Moon Curser 'Dead of Night', 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 -806117

Ranking: 20.000981
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Moon Curser 'Dead of Night', Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -806117

Ranking: 20.000625
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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: 18.001744
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Bodegas Bianchi 'Finca Los Primos' Cabernet Sauvignon, San Rafael, Argentina
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -632919

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Frescobaldi 'Perano', Chianti Classico, Tuscany Italy
93 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -24211

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Tommasi 'Arele' Parziale Appassimento, Veneto Italy
91 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -203539

Ranking: 24.001863
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Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 1, California
90 Points

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Vintage: NV
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -155540

Ranking: 24.001808
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Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Australia
93 Points

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Region: Western Australia Margaret River
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20826

Ranking: 24.001776
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Gold Hill Syrah, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC:
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Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast California
91 Points

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Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -335794

Ranking: 24.001764
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Gold Hill Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC:
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Gold Hill Cabernet Franc Rose, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC:
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Chronos Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2020
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -161505

Ranking: 24.001583
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -161505

Ranking: 24.001565
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Wente Vineyards 'Southern Hills' Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley, California
90 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -301507

Ranking: 24.001493
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Yalumba 'Sanctum' Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia
91 Points

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Region: South Australia Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC:
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91 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -109155

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Moon Curser Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -231217

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Wente Vineyards 'Southern Hills' Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley, California
90 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -301507

Ranking: 24.001432
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Gold Hill Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC:
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Gold Hill Cabernet Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
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Winery: $25.0

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 24.001373
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Chronos Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC:
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Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon, California
90 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -739671

Ranking: 24.001323
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The Prisoner Red Wine, California
91 Points

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Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2017
Price:
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code - 457291

Ranking: 24.001315
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Wente Vineyards 'Southern Hills' Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley, California
90 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -301507

Ranking: 24.001275
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Hester Creek 'Limited Edition The Judge', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
Price:
Winery: $44.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -133124

Ranking: 24.001264
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Longshot Cabernet Sauvignon, California
87 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -237336

Ranking: 24.001223
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UpperCase Winery Cabernet Franc, British Columbia
90 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 24.00121
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Gold Hill Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 24.001103
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Hester Creek Estate 'Garland', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -145362

Ranking: 24.001091
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Upper Bench Estate Winery Merlot, Naramata Bench BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -673004

Ranking: 24.001081
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Luis Segundo Correas 'Valle Las Acequias' Malbec Oak, Mendoza Argentina
93 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC: $24.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -466722

Ranking: 24.001077
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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 Private Wine Stores: $32.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 24.001063
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Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards 'Sudden Inversion' Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2019
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BC: $29.49

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 24.001059
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Jim Barry 'The Lodge Hill' Shiraz, Clare Valley Australia
92 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2016
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BC: $32.0
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -57646

Ranking: 24.001027
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Tommasi 'Arele' Parziale Appassimento, TreVenezie Italy
91 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2017
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BC: $26.99
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -203539

Ranking: 24.001014
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McWatters Collection White Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2020
Price:
Winery: $30.0

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 24.000948
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Tommasi 'Arele' Parziale Appassimento, Veneto Italy
91 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2016
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BC: $21.79
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ON: $18.0
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -203539

Ranking: 24.000926
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Finca Las Moras 'Paz' Malbec, San Juan Cuyo, Argentina
92 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2020
Price:
BC: $17.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -35196

Ranking: 24.000916
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Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Old Vine', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2020
Price:
BC: $28.95
Winery: $28.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

Ranking: 24.000908
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Charles Smith 'CS Substance' Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington State
91 Points

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Region: Washington Columbia Valley
Vintage: 2019
Price:
BC: $25.99

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 24.000808
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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
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $38.0 + price will vary
Winery: $38.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 24.00079
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Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast California
89 Points

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Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2017
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BC: $24.49

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -335794

Ranking: 24.000776
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Gold Hill Syrah, Okanagan Valley, BC
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
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Winery: $42.99

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 24.000756
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2020
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BC Private Wine Stores: $35.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -161505

Ranking: 24.000728
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Gold Hill Cabernet Franc Rose, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 24.000723
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Reserve Meritage, Lillooet, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 24.000679
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Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -162209

Ranking: 24.000675
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Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2018
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Winery: $26.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -82584

Ranking: 24.000634
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Acheron 'Footprint The Long Walk' Shiraz, South Africa
87 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC: $12.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -243543

Ranking: 24.000616
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Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -162209

Ranking: 24.000604
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Hester Creek 'Limited Edition The Judge', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -133124

Ranking: 24.000594
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