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Van Westen Vineyards Vivre la Vietext

Van Westen Vineyards Vivre la Vie 2010

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaSpicy, compost, barnyard, saddle leather, cherry jam, mint, black olive and herb aromas. Dry, fresh, tight, somewhat tannic palate. Coffee, balsamic, peppery, black plum, vanilla, savoury, tobacco, leather and prune flavours with a balsamic note. A bit chunky and rustic but solid effort in a cool year. Give it two to four years to come around in the bottle or serve now with lamb.Tasted: 14 February 2014Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices:
BC$30.00750mlwinery direct and private wine shops
Producer: Van Westen VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: MerlotUPC: 00626990097266