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Black Hills Estate Winery "Nota Bene", Okanagan Valley BC
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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2017
BC Private Wine Stores: $60.0 + price may vary
Winery: $60.0 sold out

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -708073
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WineDiva's Review

Complex, seamless, opulent. There's a reoccurring theme with Nota Bene--high expectations are met with high scores. Again this vintage, it's showing exceptionally well from the get-go; it's so smooth and deliciously distinguished right now, one wonders why you would want to cellar it at all.
The 2017 (45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc) doles out plush notes of cassis, mocha, fresh mint, star anise, tea leaf and cola spice aromas. It is a complete wine, supple in texture and leaden with fleshy fruit, chocolate, espresso and vanilla flavours. Fully woven, it is once again a stylish wine with opulent heft, but it is also wonderfully balanced, which is why it's so darn easy to drink.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers

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Wine Diva reviewed - 2019-10-18 12:25:46.0

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