Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Hillside Merlottext

Hillside Merlot 2013

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaJust released after time in wood and eight months in bottle (yeah), the 2103 merlot is a well-made, straight-up merlot with attractive aromas of cassis mixed with coffee and floral notes. The attack is well balanced with pleasant orchard cherry and plum fruit with some spicy, savoury, chocolate bits in the finish. Exactly what it should be for the price. The winery restaurant often pairs its merlot with striploin, pork steaks, or creamy mushroom pastas. Impressive 1283 cases produced.Tasted: 24 December 2015Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$21.99750mlwinery direct, VQA and private wine shops
Producer: Hillside WineryDistributors: Lone Tree Cellars
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 536839UPC: 628694536836