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LaStella Espressivo 2014

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada2014 was the inaugural release of Espressivo, the newest member of the musical LaStella family. This Tuscan-inspired red is a blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and sangiovese, sourced from Oliver, Osoyoos and Golden Mile, and spent 18 months in French and Slavonian oak, 20 percent of which was new. Potent and concentrated, this earns every millimetre of its 14.5 declared degrees. Greek coffee, potent cassis, brambled thorns, bitter black cherry infiltrated this darkly fruited, big red. Tannins are thick and blocky, but en route to resolution with time in the cellar. 123 cases made.Tasted: 16 August 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 39.99 wine club exclusive Producer: LaStellaDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - SangioveseUPC: 808755015238