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BLACK SAGE VINEYARD SHIRAZ 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer SUMAC RIDGE
Very deep intense purple colour. Complex, spicy, intense, very ripe, black cherry and cassis fruit on the nose with some sandalwood-cedary notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, very well structured, harmonious, slightly spicy, intense, dense, ripe, red and black cherry fruit with plummy-cassis notes and a lingering, high acid, gently cedary, mouthfilling finish. Has 14% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar with lot number 180817 on the lower part of the glass bottle. TONY ASPLER / 91-points / BUY - Intense, spicy, black fruit nose with vanilla oak notes and a touch of dried herbs. Full-bodied, dry, savoury, bitter chocolate, cracked pepper and black plum flavours. Good length. Has not appeared in Vintages before. CSPC 11818
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Art Can
Country Canada
Region British Columbia
Rating ***(91 points)
Dense, Rich, Ripe, Cherry-Cassis
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Prime sites for Shiraz in the Okanagan produce notably powerful and fruity red wines, and this one does not disappoint. It boasts black fruit, chocolate, bramble and pepper, with excellent balance and integration. Pair with grilled flank steak. (Vintages panel, March 2018) Price $ 31.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 8, 2020
Cases bought 111 (6 bottles per case)

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