Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Van Westen Vineyards Vivre la Vietext

Van Westen Vineyards Vivre la Vie 2015

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaLike 2014 with a bit more heat but the nose is fragrant and inviting. The attack is perfumed and spicy with violets, ripe black cherries and dark, rich, black fruit. Cassis, black plums and spice mark the mid-palate and finish with a touch of balsamic. It seems a bit soft on entry, but after that it just builds on the palate. Fun, if not complex, you can drink or hold for another 24 months.Tasted: 10 October 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$30.00750mlwinery direct and private wine shops
Producer: Van Westen VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 152868UPC: 626990097266