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Van Westen Vineyards Vivre la Vietext

Van Westen Vineyards Vivre la Vie 2013

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaHeady perfumed black fruits are lifted with a delicate violet perfume in this concentrated, medium/full Naramata Bench merlot. The lift continues on the palate, one based on dense cassis and black plum, but bright with persistent acidity and a lick of balsamic. Tannins are silken, finely edged with bitter espresso, which lingers on the warm, powdery finish. Welcoming, like merlot is meant to be, but with structure and edge enough to suit a steak sandwich.Tasted: 11 November 2016Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$26.00750mlwinery direct and private wine shops
Producer: Van Westen VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: MerlotUPC: 626990097266