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HEARTCRAFT MERLOT 2017 Napa Valley
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CA' MOMI
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Very deep intense purple colour. Very spicy, cedary, intense, ripe, warm, plummy, black cherry nose with some sandalwood-chocolate notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, smooth, spicy, intense, very ripe, plummy-black-cherry purée flavours with a lingering, faintly smoky, very slightly bitter, sandalwood-cedar finish. This well-made, faintly off-dry, crowd-pleaser is pretty much the antithesis stylistically to the two totally different Bordeaux I assessed earlier. This would work with bbq ribs - the Bordeaux would be a disaster! Has 13.5% alcohol and 7 g/L residual sugar with lot number L92701415N on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 470187
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Kyl Win
Country USA
Region California
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Juicy, Ripe, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Beautifully articulated dark berry and plum, with vanilla and touches of smoke. Soft and juicy, with excellent vibrancy and balance and a savoury undertone. Pair with grilled lamb, ribs or pulled pork. (Vintages panel, July 2019) Price $ 28.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - August 8, 2020
Cases bought 307 (12 bottles per case)

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

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