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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Van Westen Vineyards Vivre la Vie
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16¾/20

Van Westen Vineyards Vivre la Vie 2007

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOpen aromatic spicy, cedar, tobacco, meaty nose with bits of cherry, prune and floral aromas. Attractive round, dry, supple tannins but with fine acidity. More vanilla, chocolate, plum, cherry, cedar, tobacco and spicy coffee flavours. A bit warm and chunky with big tannins on the finish. Still a bit of a brute but with potential to improve over the next 2-5 years. Very good fruit and concentration. Bravo.Tasted: 07 September 2010Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 30.00 winery direct and private wine shops Producer: Van Westen VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: MerlotUPC: 00626990097266