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Church & State Wines Quintessential 2005

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaQuintessential is a mix of all five Bordeaux varieties in this case assembled by wine maker Bill Dyer. We had our first brief glimpse in May and will reserve final judgement until we have tried it again. It has all the Dyer hallmarks. Ripe round and elegant with fine acidity and freshness. Liquorice and black fruit with a touch of smoke and oak carry the current palate. Looks to have fine potential in the years to come. A fine start.Tasted: 26 July 2008Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 50.00 VQA wine stores, winery direct Producer: Church & State WineryDistributors: BCWineshop
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Malbec - Cab Franc - Petit Verdot