Generous, fresh, expressive.
The 2019 vintage estate Merlot was harvested from T7's North Oliver Benchâ€™s Blue Terrace Vineyard and Front Yard Vineyard in Naramata. In Oliver the rich, rocky soils provide a foundation for superior grape quality while those from Front Yard Vineyard on the Naramata Bench add complexity and dimension. It saw two-to-three weeks of maceration time and was aged in American and French barrels for 18 months before bottling.
Aromas of patchouli and plums, cherry cola and dried flowers, leather, cedar and pipe tobacco lead to an equally bright and expressive palate. Cherry, vanilla, cocoa, red berry and licorice flavours are infused with spice. Nicely balanced; a very pleasing wine. Pair: BBQ, hearty/meaty stews and pastas, roasted lamb, or medium to hard cheese
Pairs great with Gone Crackers Parmesan & Rosemary
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, GONE CRACKERS
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2022-03-29 18:09:06.0