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Bench 1775 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Bench 1775 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is delicious stuff. There is structure from the cabernet sauvignon and a lot of juicy, fresh, round, easy-sipping merlot spiced with a touch of syrah. The entry is all dark cherry fruit with a savoury undercurrent. The gentle fruit grows at the east-facing, Oxbow Vineyard in Osoyoos boasting some sagebrush, notes of meat, more cherries and a wisp of tobacco. More red fruit than black, this is for drinking now through the midterm. This style really benefits from spending a year in two-year-old wood adding some beneficial oxidation and zero new oak. Barbecue-friendly.Tasted: 13 October 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 31.90 winery direct, private wine stores Producer: Bench 1775 WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - MerlotCSPC: 483529UPC: 626990133537