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Black Sage Vineyard Meritage
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Black Sage Vineyard Meritage 2015

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe hot, dry, smoky summer of 2015 foretold the earliest harvest on record for the Okanagan Valley. The grapes were fermented in small batch open top stainless-steel tanks, punched down twice daily. The wines were aged in new and one-year old French and American barrels and only the ten best made it to the final blend: 4 merlot barrels, 3 cabernet sauvignon, 3 cabernet franc with a dash of petit verdot. The nose is rich with cassis and assorted black fruits with chocolate and roasted coffee bean. The attack is full flavoured with plums, blackberries and smoky, toasted oak. The finish is dominated by thick grutty tannins that are going to need several years to dissipate. Lay this down through 2020.Tasted: 19 October 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 60.00 online Great Estates Okanagan Producer: Black Sage VineyardDistributors: Arterra Wines Canada
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Petit VerdotUPC: 063657036969