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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
Winery: $30.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -166181
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WineScores' Review

Bright, modern, fragrant.
Merlot harvested from the Hidden Valley Vineyard located behind the winery on Naramata Bench, this modern version offers cherry jam and plummy aromas with vanilla, baking spices, cedar chips and undertones of savoury wild herbs. It is ripe and fresh but leans more toward pomegranate flavours on the palate, bright acidity adds plenty of levity and it is nicely woven with a sweet finish.

Recommended Pairings
Cheese - Semi Hard / Medium , Tomatoes and Tomato Sauces, French Food

©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2017-10-30 14:28:18.0


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