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Black Hills Estate Winery Carmenere, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -380063
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WineScores' Review

Succulent, savoury, smooth.
Please serve this wine at a temperature slightly cooler than room temperature, it really does benefit, as do most reds, which are being served too warm.
Paprika and toasted spices, wild red berries, shaved dark chocolate and tobacco aromas rest atop charcuterie and wild herbal notes. This vintage has a fresh entry, it shows tangy red fruits, peppery spices, pipe tobacco and bitter chocolate. It's leaner than I recall from previous vintages, a medium+ body with a smooth texture.
Pair: roasted meats, pepper steak or risotto with mushroom jus and fresh savoury herbs.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Spicy Food, Barbeque, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-05-10 14:31:08.0

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93 Points

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -164406

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90 Points

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