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Don David 'El Estecco' Reserve Malbec Calchaqui Valley Argentina
90 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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MB : $13.26
NB: $15.99
SK: $14.45

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -156455
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WineScores' Review

Inky, generous, fragrant.
From vineyards 1800 MASL, this value wine screams premium in it's hefty bottle. It was aged 12 months (70%) in French and American oak and the remainder in stainless steel.
Inky purple fruit aromas are woven with vanilla, violets, smoked spiced and bacon fat notes. It has an appealing sweet and fruity entry with smoke, spice, and dark chocolate flavours. Generous and mouthfilling it has good posture and balance overall.
Second review, Dec 2019: Spicy blackberries, plums and cocoa, espresso, black pepper and salty/umami notes lead to a concentrated and muscular palate with good balance, black fruits and brooding demeanor. The finish is long and spicy.

 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, GONE CRACKERS


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Wine Scores reviewed - 2019-12-15 00:58:49.0

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -407007

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -156455

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -156455

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -77347

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -77347

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -77347

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -77347

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92 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -797183

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90 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

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

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -77883

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93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -380063

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -380063

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92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -456178

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Black Hills Estate Winery Carmenere, Okanagan Valley BC
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -380063

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -380063

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -380063

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -584433

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91 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -893826

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -843995

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -107516

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -125856

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -090704

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -504399

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Township 7 'NBO', Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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Osoyoos Larose Petales d'Osoyoos , Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -343103

Ranking: 30.001971
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Pentage Winery 'Pentage', Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella, Veneto Italy
87 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -285585

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92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -897082

Ranking: 30.001893
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Masi Passo Doble, Tupungato Argentina
90 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -225813

Ranking: 30.001872
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Sperling Vineyards Old Vines Foch Reserve Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC:
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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
93 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -139220

Ranking: 30.001852
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Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
93 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -85431

Ranking: 30.001845
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Bartier Bros. 'The Goal', Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -436220

Ranking: 30.001837
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Clos De Los Siete' By Michel Roland', Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
88 Points

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Region: Argentina Mendoza
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -128710

Ranking: 30.001822
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Bartier Bros. Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -84905

Ranking: 30.001812
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Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana 'Vina Real' Crianza, Rioja, Spain
90 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -356386

Ranking: 30.001807
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Louis.M.Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County California
90 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -651679

Ranking: 30.001786
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Bartier Bros. Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -84905

Ranking: 30.001781
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Bodegas San Alejandro 'Pablo' Old Vine Garnacha, Calatayud Spain
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -205518

Ranking: 30.001749
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Bartier Bros. Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -84905

Ranking: 30.00174
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Louis.M.Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County California
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -651679

Ranking: 30.001673
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Moon Curser Tempranillo, Okanagan Valley, BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -778019

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Torres "Celeste' Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -384040

Ranking: 30.001646
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Moon Curser Tempranillo, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -778019

Ranking: 30.001644
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Bartier Bros. 'The Orchard Row', Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -158967

Ranking: 30.001636
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Moon Curser Touriga Nacional, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -30841

Ranking: 30.001603
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Jose Maria da Fonseca 'Periquite' Reserva, Setubal Penninsula, Portugal
89 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -844076

Ranking: 30.001578
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Township 7 'NBO', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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Road 13 5th Element, British Columbia
92 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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Ranking: 30.001521
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Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany Italy
89 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -479337

Ranking: 30.00151
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Moon Curser Tempranillo, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -778019

Ranking: 30.0015
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Cecchi Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -231712

Ranking: 30.001492
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