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Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
93 Points

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Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -561126
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WineScores' Review

Seductive, generous, supple.
This seductive bottle comes from the portfolio of more than three dozen (worldwide) wineries owned by Jackson Family Wines. One harvested primarily from Oakville Reach (Oakville), Keyes (Howell Mountain), Stage Coach Vineyard (Atlas Peak), Bosche Vineyard (Rutherford) and the Sycamore Vineyard (Rutherford) in Napa Valley; it was aged 28.6 months in 60-gallon French oak barrels (35% new).
The blend is 75.8% Cabernet (by law to be labeled as such it must contain 75%+ Cabernet Sauvignon) with descending amounts of Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cab Franc.
Freemark Abbey is a generous red, it doles out inky aromas of intense cassis, vanilla, black cherries, licorice, purple floral notes and baking spices. Just as concentrated, the palate delivers dusty dark fruit, savoury spices, toasted oak and chicory with bittersweet cocoa and espresso lingering on a persistent finish. This wine has it all; balance, structure and authority.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, First Date


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-09-02 11:50:20.0

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93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20073

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -750457

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Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River Australia
92 Points

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Region: Western Australia Margaret River
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -606624

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91 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -584433

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92 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -433763

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Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
92 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -561126

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Escorihuela '1884' Reservado Sauvignon Blanc, Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California, 2010
93 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -185967

Ranking: 28.001882
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Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series '2Bench Red', South Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -387647

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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: 24.001858
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Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast California
89 Points

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Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -335794

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89 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -641688

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Black Sage Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Peachland / Summerland
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -593038

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Vinaceous 'Raconteur' Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley South Australia, 2009
90 Points

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Vintage: 2009
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -16279

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Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon, California
89 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -739671

Ranking: 28.001365
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Sunrock "Illumina', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC:
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McGuigan 'Single Batch Project' Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -104461

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94 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -814822

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McWatters Collection Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -303024

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Mascota Vineyards 'La Mascota' Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza Argentina
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -641688

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90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -303024

Ranking: 28.000852
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -508200

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Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California
93 Points

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Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -185967

Ranking: 20.000776
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Kingston Estate Petit Verdot, South Australia, 2010
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -823096

Ranking: 20.000742
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Kaiken 'Seleccion Especial' Malbec , Mendoza, Argentina
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -578690

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

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -178756

Ranking: 24.000483
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Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series '2Bench Red', South Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -387647

Ranking: 20.000481
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91 Points

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Region: South Australia Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -596049

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92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -920355

Ranking: 24.000185
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92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -508200

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89 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -853366

Ranking: 20.000076
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Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series '2Bench Red', South Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -387647

Ranking: 20.000021
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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900

Ranking: 22.001981
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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900

Ranking: 22.001701
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Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Mendoza
91 Points

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Clos du Soleil 'Celestiale', British Columbia
92 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -235671

Ranking: 22.001418
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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
95 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900

Ranking: 18.00131
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Township 7 'Reserve 7', OkanaganValley BC
92 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -114546

Ranking: 26.001201
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Township 7 'Reserve 7', OkanaganValley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -114546

Ranking: 26.00108
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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

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Clos du Soleil 'Celestiale', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -235671

Ranking: 18.000951
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Perseus 'Invictus' Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -127290

Ranking: 22.000831
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Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley Chile
89 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -218644

Ranking: 22.000808
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Kaiken 'Seleccion Especial' Cabernet Sauvignon , Mendoza, Argentina
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -920587

Ranking: 26.000563
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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: 18.000341
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Monster Vineyards 'Monster Cabs', Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -187492

Ranking: 26.000283
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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Ranking: 18.000268
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Clos du Soleil 'Celestiale', Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -235671

Ranking: 18.000181
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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 'Reserve 7', Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -114546

Ranking: 26.000131
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Clos du Soleil 'Celestiale', Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -235671

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92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -108817

Ranking: 22.001958
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Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, NapaValley California
92 Points

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Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -390849

Ranking: 22.001955
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Robert Mondavi Winery 'Oakville' Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley California
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -70203

Ranking: 22.001639
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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: 22.001631
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Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -390849

Ranking: 22.001491
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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

Ranking: 22.001481
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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -27944

Ranking: 22.001437
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Township 7 Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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River Stone Estate Winery Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2014
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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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