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Hester Creek Character Red, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
87 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC: $18.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -158311
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WineScores' Review

Savoury, meaty, spicy.
A blend of Merlot, Syrah, Malbec and Petit Verdot this approachable red delivers aromas of forest berries, spiced plus, vanilla, licorice and oak spice atop mocha. It's fruit-forward, supple and quaffable with textural tannins and undertone flavours of smoked meat, brown spices and espresso.
Pair: Burgers (meat or vegetarian), grilled meats, roasted mushrooms or eggplant.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2019-02-04 12:01:14.0

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Hester Creek Character Red, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
Price:
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -158311

Ranking: 100.000673
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Monster Vineyards 'Monster Merlot', Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -187492

Ranking: 96.001234
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Monster Vineyards 'Monster Merlot', Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -187492

Ranking: 96.00051
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Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Summit Reserve Blaufrankish, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -64428

Ranking: 30.001093
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Black Sage Vineyard Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Peachland / Summerland
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -593053

Ranking: 30.000705
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Chateau Canet "Cote Lavande" Merlot, Pays d'Oc, France
89 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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Ranking: 30.000564
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Santa Ana Reserve Malbec~Shiraz, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -96966

Ranking: 30.000554
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Fetzer 'Valley Oaks' Cabernet Sauvignon, California
87 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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Quebec: $15.15

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -336974

Ranking: 30.000534
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Black Sage Vineyard Merlot, 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 -593053

Ranking: 30.000515
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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 28.001289
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Geographico 'Capofosso' Chianti, Tuscany Italy
89 Points

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Region: Tuscany Chianti
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -283580

Ranking: 28.001278
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Hillside Winery 'Hidden Valley Vineyard' Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -166181

Ranking: 28.001277
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ReNacer Punto Final Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -455980

Ranking: 28.00127
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Blasted Church Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2016
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Ranking: 28.001266
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Stoneboat Vineyards 'Rock Opera Reserve' Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -797183

Ranking: 28.001262
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Rupert Wines 'Protea' Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape South Africa
90 Points

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Region: South Africa Western Cape
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -545640

Ranking: 28.001235
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Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, NapaValley California
92 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2011
Price:
BC: $76.0
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NS: $69.29
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -390849

Ranking: 28.001232
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Quails' Gate Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC, 2010
89 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2010
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Winery: $24.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -639633

Ranking: 28.001224
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Stoneboat Vineyards Rose Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 28.001215
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Tinhorn Creek Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
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BC: $22.0 + prices may vary
Winery: $22.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -530725

Ranking: 28.001207
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Caymus Vineyards '40th Anniversary' Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California
92 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2012
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BC: $72.0
MB : $69.0
Quebec: $79.5
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -390849

Ranking: 28.001199
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Cuma Organic Malbec, Cafayate Valley Argentina
89 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -885418

Ranking: 28.001192
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Stoneboat Vineyards Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

Ranking: 28.001168
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Santa Ana Casa de Campo Reserve Malbec~Shiraz, Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -96966

Ranking: 28.001167
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Bodega Juan Munoz Lopez 'Que Guapo' Red Blend, Argentina
87 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -785154

Ranking: 28.001163
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Chateau Canada Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Superieur, France
90 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -550160

Ranking: 28.001161
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Mt. Boucherie Estate Family Reserve Gamay Noir, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2012
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Ranking: 28.001151
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Martin's Lane Naramata Ranch Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2014
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Winery: $100.0

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 28.001133
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Blasted Church 'Nectar of the Gods'. Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2016
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Winery: $55.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -141361

Ranking: 28.001113
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The Wolftrap Syrah~Mourvedre~Viognier, Robertson South Africa
91 Points

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Region: South Africa Western Cape
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -138479

Ranking: 28.001103
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Kaiken Reserva Especial Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -578690

Ranking: 28.001079
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Tinhorn Creek 'Innovation Series' Whole Cluster Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, BC
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Golden Mile
Vintage: 2016
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Winery: $45.0

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 28.001078
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Perseus 'Invictus' Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2013
Price:
Winery: $50.0 winery only

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -127290

Ranking: 28.001071
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Tinhorn Creek Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2015
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BC Private Wine Stores: $22.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -530717

Ranking: 28.001062
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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: 28.00104
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Dona Paula 'Los Cardos' Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -633628

Ranking: 28.001032
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El Cipres by Luis Segundo Correas Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
90 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -26323

Ranking: 28.00103
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Stag's Hollow 'Renaissance' Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2015
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Winery: $35.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -540757

Ranking: 28.001026
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Upper Bench Estate Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2014
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BC Private Wine Stores: $35.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -90621

Ranking: 28.001023
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Nederburg 'The Winemasters' Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape South Africa
89 Points

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Region: South Africa Stellenbosch
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -111526

Ranking: 28.00102
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Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467944

Ranking: 28.001018
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Spearhead Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2018
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BC Private Wine Stores: $20.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 28.000997
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Bodegas Osborne 'Solaz' Tempranillo~Cabernet Sauvignon, Castilla Spain
89 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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Widely Available: $8.5 to $14.25 across Canada

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -610188

Ranking: 28.000976
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Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, NapaValley California, 2010
93 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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MB : $69.99
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -390849

Ranking: 28.000974
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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Syrah, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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AB: $16.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -744532

Ranking: 28.000973
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Cellar Hand Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 28.00097
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Dona Paula Estate Malbec, Uco Valley ,Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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AB: $15.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -631291

Ranking: 28.000967
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Finca Los Primos Malbec, San Rafael Argentina
87 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -632919

Ranking: 28.000963
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Quails' Gate Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2013
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BC: $21.79
ON: $27.0
Widely Available: $25.0 to $30 across Canada
Winery: $21.79

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -639633

Ranking: 28.000961
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Robin Ridge Merlot, Similkameen Valley BC
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -276014

Ranking: 28.000958
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Mission Hill Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2014
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MB : $26.99
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -330506

Ranking: 28.000938
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Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -772244

Ranking: 28.000936
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Upper Bench Estate Winery Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -798330

Ranking: 28.000929
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Argento Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
87 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -98855

Ranking: 28.000914
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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Syrah, Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -744532

Ranking: 28.000907
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Time Estate Winery Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -835090

Ranking: 28.0009
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Cellar Hand 'Punch Down Red', Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 28.000886
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Bodegas Juan Gil 'Honoro Vera' Blanco, Rueda, Spain
88 Points

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Region: Spain Jumilla
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -60285

Ranking: 28.000882
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Decero Malbec, Remolinos Vineyard, Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina
91 Points

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Region: Argentina Mendoza
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -119586

Ranking: 28.000869
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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -770925

Ranking: 28.000856
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