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The Grinder Pinotage, Western Cape South Africa
88 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -883991
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WineScores' Review

Consistent, juicy, savoury.
Capitalizing on the notable "coffee" aromas and flavours commonly associated with Pinotage, The Grinder hits it out of the ballpark with this fun, quirky label.
It is a consistent libation--expect sweet purple and red berries, vanilla, licorice, baking spices and coffee mocha. The palate echos the nose with sweet red and purple fruit, peppery spices and a smidge of concord grape flavours. Medium-bodied, it has a warm finish that trails tobacco and coffee flavours.
Pair: grilled meats, smoked pork or hearty mole chili.



Pairs great with Gone Crackers Canadian Chedder & Chive
 
 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Spicy Food, Barbeque, Junk Food, Fast Food & Snacks, Bargain Bottles , GONE CRACKERS, Game Day Wines


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-04-26 16:51:45.0

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90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -70300

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87 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -632919

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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -770925

Ranking: 65.001626
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Upper Bench Estate Winery Merlot, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -687566

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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -770925

Ranking: 65.001383
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Township 7 'Provenance Series' Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2018
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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

Ranking: 65.000739
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Moon Curser Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -70300

Ranking: 65.000676
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Moon Curser Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -70300

Ranking: 65.000496
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Pascual Toso 'Limited Edition' Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -920637

Ranking: 65.000145
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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -770925

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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -178756

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Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California
90 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -255513

Ranking: 63.001797
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Falernia Carmenere Reserve Single Vineyard Pedriscal, Elqui Valley Chile
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -456178

Ranking: 63.001755
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El Petit Bonhomme, Jumilla Spain
89 Points

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Region: Spain Jumilla
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -169383

Ranking: 63.001561
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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
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Moon Curser Tempranillo, Okanagan Valley, BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -778019

Ranking: 63.00152
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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

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Catena 'High Mountain Vines' Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
92 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -478727

Ranking: 63.001127
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Luccarrelli Negroamaro, Puglia Italy
89 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -36432

Ranking: 63.001091
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Bodega La Rural 'La Vuelta' Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
87 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -188540

Ranking: 63.001043
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Achaval Ferrer Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -463687

Ranking: 63.000952
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Pascual Toso Reserva Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -447888

Ranking: 63.00094
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Mt. Boucherie Blaufrankisch, Similkameen Valley, BC
89 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -64428

Ranking: 63.000842
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Falernia Carmenere Gran Reserva, Elqui Valley Chile
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -456178

Ranking: 63.000821
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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

Ranking: 63.000772
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Luccarrelli Primitivo, Puglia Italy
89 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -9266

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Catena 'High Mountain Vines' Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
92 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -478727

Ranking: 63.000583
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2019
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AB: $36.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -178756

Ranking: 63.000489
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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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Ranking: 63.000355
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Catena 'High Mountain Vines' Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza Argentina
92 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -427849

Ranking: 63.000182
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Quails' Gate Old Vines Foch Reserve, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -639666

Ranking: 63.000162
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Township 7 Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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Ranking: 63.000155
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Quails' Gate Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -639617

Ranking: 63.000089
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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: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 61.001839
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Painted Rock Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
94 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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Ranking: 61.001739
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Quails' Gate Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -639617

Ranking: 61.001703
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Robert Mondavi Winery 'Oakville' Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley California
90 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -70203

Ranking: 61.001593
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Moon Curser Petit Verdot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20982

Ranking: 61.001587
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Escorihuela '1884' Cabernet Sauvignon 'Finca E.G., Agrelo, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -750457

Ranking: 61.001572
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Painted Rock Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Ranking: 61.001509
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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
94 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900

Ranking: 61.001287
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Painted Rock Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Ranking: 61.001241
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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900

Ranking: 61.001054
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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: 61.001035
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Cellar Hand 'Punch Down Red', Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 61.000983
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Plume Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California
90 Points

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Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -199679

Ranking: 61.000929
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Moon Curser Petit Verdot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20982

Ranking: 61.000864
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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
93 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

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

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BC CSPC:
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La Posta 'Pizzella' Red Blend, Mendoza Argentina
90 Points

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Region: Argentina Mendoza
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -923789

Ranking: 61.00054
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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -750457

Ranking: 61.00043
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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: 61.000341
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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: 61.000197
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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
93 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 61.000098
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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
95 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900

Ranking: 61.000074
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Moon Curser Petit Verdot, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20982

Ranking: 61.000031
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Luis Segundo Correas 'Valle Las Acequias' Malbec~Syrah, Mendoza Argentina
90 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -243360

Ranking: 59.001823
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Langmeil 'Steadfast' Shiraz~Cabernet, Barossa Valley Australia
91 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -109155

Ranking: 59.001476
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Plume Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, California
91 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -199679

Ranking: 59.001461
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