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CedarCreek Platinum Desert Ridge Merlottext
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CedarCreek Platinum Desert Ridge Merlot 2012

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaCedarCreek farms 11 acres of merlot at Desert Ridge Vineyard in Osoyoos where winemaker Darryl Brooker selects rows 50 to 90 for platinum duty. The site is stony and hot and the wine reflects that with a mineral, savoury, richness built into its flavours. The yields are low contributing to its plummy, black cherry/blueberry, licorice fruit, flecked with spice and chocolate and even a touch of orange peel. Plenty big to cellar for five years or serve now with big hearty roast beef dishes.Tasted: 29 July 2015Tasted by: Prices: BC 40.00 winery direct, private and VQA wine shops Producer: CedarCreek Estate WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 69070UPC: 778913062537