Fresh, pretty, honest.
Grown on the Black Sage gravel bar in Bartier's estate Cerqueira vineyard, once again, this fresh Merlot doesn't resemble so many of the over-oaked versions the Okanagan has been known for.
A pretty nose offers black raspberry and juicy plums, violets, pipe tobacco, vanilla and sweet spice aromas. It's medium+ bodied, smooth and juicy with fine tannins; the levity here is notable. An honest Merlot that's a delight to drink.
Pair: Anything you can throw on the grill or a nice round of brie cheese.
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, Cellar Keepers, Game Day Wines
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Wine Diva reviewed - 2021-04-16 13:38:23.0