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Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Block 3 Reserve', Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2011
Price:
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Winery: $28.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332
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WineScores' Review

Impressive concentration and power.
Made from some of the oldest Cabernet Franc vines, it offers black and red currents, violets, vanilla, smoke and sweet spices, which lead to aromas of mocha, sage and toffee. The palate is supple and potent, spicy and succulent with meaty, smoky and dark cocoa flavours lifted by berries. The finish is powerful and persistent leaving an impression of dark chocolate and espresso in its wake.
Suggested pairings: Game meats, lamb, roast duck or hearty stews and pastas.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, Cellar Keepers


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Wine Scores reviewed - 2014-02-04 15:14:21.0

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Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Block 3 Reserve', Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

Ranking: 100.000276
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Charles Smith Wines 'Boom Boom' Syrah, Washington State
90 Points

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Region: Washington Columbia Valley
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 65.001052
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Road 13 Syrah~Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -843995

Ranking: 65.000335
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Sledgehammer Cabernet Sauvignon, California
87 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -404756

Ranking: 65.00016
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Sledgehammer Zinfandel, California
86 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -181313

Ranking: 65.000035
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Inception 'Deep Layered Red', Western Cape South Afica
87 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC: $13.49
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -548354

Ranking: 63.000118
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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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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 63.000028
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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: 59.00117
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Stoneboat Vineyards Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

Ranking: 59.001081
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Stoneboat Vineyards 'Rock Opera' Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

Ranking: 59.00062
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Stellar Organics Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon~Pinotage, South Africa
89 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC: $15.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -77883

Ranking: 57.00088
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Stellar Organics Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon~Pinotage, South Africa
89 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -77883

Ranking: 57.000494
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Escorihuela '1884' Reservado Sauvignon Blanc, Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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Ranking: 30.001183
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Finca Las Moras 'Paz' Malbec, San Juan Cuyo, Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -35196

Ranking: 30.001173
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McWatters Collection Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2013
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BC Private Wine Stores: $30.0 + price will vary

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -303024

Ranking: 30.001168
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2014
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BC Private Wine Stores: $24.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 30.001164
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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: 30.001143
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Plume Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California
90 Points

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Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2010
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BC: $29.99
MB : $26.07

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -199679

Ranking: 30.00113
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Masi Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese IGT, Veneto Italy
90 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2009
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -155051

Ranking: 30.001113
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C.C Jentsch Cellars 'The Chase', Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -504183

Ranking: 30.001102
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Renwood Zinfandel, California
89 Points

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Region: California Amador County
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -749218

Ranking: 30.00109
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Kilikanoon 'Killerman's Run' Shiraz, Clare Valley, Australia
92 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -373365

Ranking: 30.001084
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Black Sage Vineyard Zinfandel, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Peachland / Summerland
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001064
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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: 30.001059
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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

Ranking: 30.001048
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -161505

Ranking: 30.00104
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Conundrum Red, California
88 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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AB: $20.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -753422

Ranking: 30.001035
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Conundrum Red, California
88 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -753422

Ranking: 30.001029
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Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast California
91 Points

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Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2014
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BC: $24.49

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -335794

Ranking: 30.001016
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Cassini Cellars 'Collector's Series' Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Osoyoos
Vintage: 2013
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $36.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -326124

Ranking: 30.000953
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Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California
93 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -185967

Ranking: 30.000921
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Apothic Red Winemaker's Blend, California
88 Points

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Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -125617

Ranking: 30.000905
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Perseus 'Eclipse' Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2014
Price:
Winery: $40.0 626990218340

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -839209

Ranking: 30.000894
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Kingston Estate Petit Verdot, South Australia, 2010
89 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -823096

Ranking: 30.000884
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Upper Bench Estate Winery Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2014
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BC Private Wine Stores: $41.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -673004

Ranking: 30.000778
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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

Ranking: 30.000748
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Luis Segundo Correas 'Valle Las Acequias' Malbec Oak, Mendoza Argentina
92 Points

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Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -466722

Ranking: 30.000685
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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: $21.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -16279

Ranking: 30.000665
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Yalumba 'The Strapper' GSM Barossa Valley Australia
91 Points

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Region: South Australia Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2013
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BC: $23.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -354050

Ranking: 30.000634
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Langmeil 'Valley Floor' Shiraz, Barossa Valley Australia
93 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2014
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AB: $30.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -56440

Ranking: 30.000631
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Apothic Red Winemaker's Blend, California
88 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -125617

Ranking: 30.000628
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Wolf Blass 'Yellow Label' Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia
88 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2011
Price:
BC: $17.99
ON: $16.95
Widely Available: $17.0 to $20 across Canada

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -251876

Ranking: 30.000602
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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
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $31.0 + price will vary
Winery: $30.49

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -387647

Ranking: 30.000587
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Ruby Blues Winery 'Red Stiletto' Naramata Bench BC
88 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: NV
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Winery: $25.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -685065

Ranking: 30.000583
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Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon, California
91 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -342428

Ranking: 30.000575
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Summerhill Pyramid Winery 'OM' Organic Meritage, Okanagan Valley, BC
93 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Kelowna
Vintage: 2014
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Winery: $75.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -200030

Ranking: 30.000524
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Masi Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese IGT, Veneto Italy
90 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -155051

Ranking: 30.000523
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C.C Jentsch Cellars 'The Chase', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2013
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $20.0 + price will vary
Winery: $19.9

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -504183

Ranking: 30.000522
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Cassini Cellars 'The Aristocrat' Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Osoyoos
Vintage: 2013
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $40.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -767822

Ranking: 30.000498
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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: 30.000479
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Renwood Zinfandel, California
89 Points

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Region: California Amador County
Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -749218

Ranking: 30.000446
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Masi Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese IGT, Veneto Italy
90 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2011
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BC: $19.29
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -155051

Ranking: 30.000444
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Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 'Private Reserve' Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Peachland / Summerland
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -272781

Ranking: 30.000426
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Wolf Blass 'Yellow Label' Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia
88 Points

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Vintage: 2011
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BC: $17.99
ON: $16.95
Widely Available: $17.0 to $20 across Canada

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -251876

Ranking: 30.000425
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Hester Creek 'Limited Edition The Judge' Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2014
Price:
Winery: $45.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -133124

Ranking: 30.000393
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2011
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BC Private Wine Stores: $28.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 30.000374
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Ravenswood 'Besieged', Sonoma Country Calidornia
90 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC: $21.79

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -898247

Ranking: 30.000369
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
87 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2015
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BC Private Wine Stores: $28.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 30.000339
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Black Sage Vineyard Zinfandel, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Peachland / Summerland
Vintage: 2012
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BC: $23.99

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.000306
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Play Estate Winery 'Improv', Okanagan Valley, BC
88 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2014
Price:
Winery: $23.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -751834

Ranking: 30.000255
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