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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer MONTE CREEK
NEW in Vintages. This is the first time I have assessed Monte Creek which is located just east of Kamloops and is just one of only 4 wineries in the Thompson River Valley. It has a deep viiolet-tinged purple colour. The nose is quite intense and bright with ripe, plum-cassis fruit along with some cedary notes. It is very dry, medium bodied and quite well structured with slightly spicy, fresh, ripe, bright, crancherry-cassis-raspberry fruit followed up with a lingering, gently cedary, crisp finish. This blend of 91% Cabernet Franc and 9% Merlot has somewhat modest 12.8% alcohol, 2 g/L residual sugar and a fairly hefty 6.4 g/L total acidity. Bottled in February 2022, it should still improve in the screwcap bottle. Try with a steak. CSPC 30522
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hob Com
Country Canada
Region British Columbia
Rating ***(90.5 points)
Bright, Youthful, Cedary, Cassis
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: This is 91% Cabernet Franc and 9% Merlot, aged in oak. It is a bright, aromatic red with vibrant aromas of raspberry and blackberry. The palate has juicy flavours of cherry, blackberry, raspberry and spice. Score - 90 (johnschreiner.blogspot.com, April 12, 2022) Price $ 25.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - August 19, 2023
Cases bought 112 (12 bottles per case)

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