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|MERLOT 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Very deep intense purple colour. Cedary, complex, slightly spicy, baked ripe cassis-plum nose. Dry, medium-full bodied, harmonious, well structured, intense, ripe warm baked cherry-plum flavours with a lingering, cedary finish. Has 14.8% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar. The recommended 2013 (***) with 92-points was released on March 4, 2017 at $40.95.
||Red Table Wine
Dense, Hot, Spicy, Solid
||A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
|Gold Medal winner at the 2017 National Wine Awards of Canada. TASTING NOTE: This is very much in Burrowing Owl's wheelhouse, a full, rich, smooth and ripe red with oodles of blackberry fruit, some violet and generous chocolaty oak. Yet there is a sense [of] elegance as well with an almost creamy texture, a hint of sweetness then a gently drying finish that brings out Black Sage dusty, herbal character. The tannins are very fine. The length is excellent. Pretty much sums up what fine merlot should be. Score - 92 (David Lawrason, winealign.com, Nov. 15, 2017)
||vintages release - June 23, 2018
||111 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent