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CedarCreek Platinum Desert Ridge Single Vineyard Meritagetext

CedarCreek Platinum Desert Ridge Single Vineyard Meritage 2014

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaSavoury gravels speak to the mineral aspects in this red blend, with dusty tobacco and earthy wood all filtering throughout. The 2014 is a blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, malbec and cabernet franc. You feel every degree of the Osoyoos desert heat, plus every grain of the 20 months spent in French oak in this dense, potent, big red. Gritty tannins backstop its youthful cassis fruit that lifts from the glass pointing to a specific clone of cabernet sauvignon, one with tight, tiny berries and thick skin. Cassis, black cherry is licked with mint before a tight, savoury, warm finish. This needs time in the bottle and or the decanter before a roast beef dinner.Tasted: 09 March 2018Tasted by: Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$40.49750mlwinery direct, private retail, restaurants
Producer: CedarCreek Estate WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Malbec - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 997452UPC: 778913800207