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2016 Hillside “Dickinson Vineyard” Merlot | Pre-release

2016 Hillside “Dickinson Vineyard” Merlot | Pre-release

Regular price $40.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $40.00 CAD
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  • 92
  • BC VQA Okanagan Valley Naramata Bench
  • 100% Merlot

This is a big and rich Merlot showing muscle and power. The long 2016 growing season brings terrific length and complexity from a fantastic site (and vibrant 10 year old vines) on the famous Naramata Bench. The nose displays aromas of ripe dark fruits like black cherry, blackberry, cassis, dark raspberry, dried herbs, and expresso coffee. the palate is quite suave and sensual with tremendously soft texture, silky tannins and noticeable weight, while a spike of acidity brightens the mid-palate and brings the needed balance. The flavours are in line with the aromas, also heavily featuring dark plum and crème de cassis. Some tertiary flavours add complexity past the mide-palate with generous delivery of cloves, raisin, caramel, and pipe tobacco. The finish is superb, ever changing and evolving in the right direction! A nice treat at a very affordable price. Decant before serving. (CWC, 08/04/22).

Winery: Hillside Winery

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