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CMS RED 2016 Columbia Valley
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer HEDGES
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Deep intense purple colour. Attractive, fruity, ripe, warm plum-cherry-cassis nose with some cedar notes along with a faint hint of herbes de Provence Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, gently complex, harmonious, bright, ripe plum-cherry-cassis flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, gently cedary finish. This totally new blend of 65% Merlot, 27 Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Syrah (according to the SAQ) has 13.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number 201800607 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 948992
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country USA
Region Washington State
Rating **+(89 points)
Warm, Ripe, Bright, Harmonious
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: The value-priced 2016 CMS Red checks in as a blend of 58% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the balance Syrah. It has good complexity in its red and black fruits, dried flowers, and menthol aromas, is medium-bodied, nicely balanced, and silky, with a forward yet undeniably delicious style. Drink it any time over the coming 4-6 years. Score - 90 (Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, April 11, 2019) .
Price $ 26.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 2, 2020
Cases bought 167 (12 bottles per case)

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

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