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Van Westen Vineyards Vivre la Vietext

Van Westen Vineyards Vivre la Vie 2014

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is very good version of what is usually a heady, perfumed merlot. As big as the 2014 is, it still offers up some hints of violets and minerality before the full force of its dark, potent, black fruit. Cassis, black plums and freshness (acidity) carry the story on through to a warm spicy (balsamic) finish. Don’t be fooled by the soft edges; this is a big merlot with a fine future.Tasted: 16 December 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$30.00750mlwinery direct and private wine shops
Producer: Van Westen VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 152868UPC: 626990097266