Generous, supple, balanced.
The 2018 vintage 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.
Plums and blackberry aromas are woven with cedar, baking spices, dried violets, chocolate, vanilla, leather and licorice. It's a supple wine, concentrated yet balanced with generous black and red fruit, cedar, earth fine spice and cocoa; the finish is smooth and trails espresso flavours. 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 - 2020-10-05 18:09:06.0