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Fort Berens Meritage Reservetext

Fort Berens Meritage Reserve 2016

British Columbia, CanadaA step up from the regular white label Meritage, the latest Reserve Meritage comes with a new grey label and a blend of 55 percent cabernet sauvignon (sourced in the Similkameen), 37 percent merlot and eight percent cabernet franc from the home estate in Lillooet. The nose has a meaty, earthy, reductive note found in the other FB meritage this year, so decanting and getting some air on this wine is a must at this point. The nose is a smoky, herbal, cedar affair and the same nuances spill onto the palate. The dark fruit is covered in toasted oak and smoke with some prominent acidity pushing through the back end. Back to the drawing board.Tasted: 16 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$31.99750mlwinery direct, private wine shops, restaurants
Producer: Fort Berens Estate WineryDistributors: The Drinks List
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 137588UPC: 626990106258