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COLLECTION 181 MERLOT 2016 Lodi
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer NOBLE VINES
Deep violet-red colour. Tangy, slightly spicy, somewhat cedary, fresh ripe raspberry-plum purée nose with some mineral notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, slightly spicy, fairly dense, rounded, intense, ripe, plum-cherry-raspberry flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, gently cedary finish. Quite ready to drink. Try with bbq ribs. Has 14.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. Has not appeared in Vintages before. CSPC 226530
Type Red Wine
Agent Sel Win
Country USA
Region California
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Spicy, Ripe, Bright
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: The Merlot 181 vine stock is from Pomerol, Bordeaux. The 2016 Noble Vines Collection is dark and rich, with ripe blueberry, dark plums, chocolate and vanilla framed by subtle tannins. Flavourful and easygoing, this will be a popular choice for dinner parties and will pair well with grilled meats such as hamburgers with smoked cheddar. (Vintages panel, Jan. 2019) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 11, 2020
Cases bought 334 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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