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HMC McWatters Collection Meritage
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16¼/20

HMC McWatters Collection Meritage 2016

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe 2016 growing season is proving to be magic for many Okanagan red blends. An early start followed by a mid-season slowdown, followed by a long, warm, dry autumn has given wineries premium fruit having benefited from the long hang time and benign conditions. The result is an elegant McWatters meritage with rounded tannins and equal parts red fruits (intense cherries and raspberries) mixed with black fruits (blackberries and blueberries). It is ready to drink now but will repay some five years in the bottle. Best now with grilled meats, Bolognese sauces, or richer gamed dishes. This grapes grow in the sandy loam soils of Oliver’s Black Sage Bench. The blend is 50/35/15 cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc matured in small French oak casks for 15 months.Tasted: 14 October 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 30.00 Producer: Time Estate WineryDistributors: The Drinks List
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 616102UPC: 00626990099581