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Fort Berens Red Gold Reserve
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15¾/20

Fort Berens Red Gold Reserve 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is Fort Berens' Reserve tier of wines, denoted by the silver-grey label. Red Gold always leads with cabernet franc providing a leafy undercurrent followed by cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Soft, sweet and rich, just over one quarter of this blend was appassimento (all franc fruit) which further concentrates this already ripe blend. Intense red fruit, raspberry, boysenberry jam, cedar ample peppercorn spiciness is topped with a reductive swing, which lengthy decanting would hopefully help. Tannins are smoothed and plush, gliding this to a warming finish. Oddly reminiscent of some older style Chilean reds.Tasted: 06 November 2018Tasted by: Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 44.99 winery direct, private wine shops, restaurants Producer: Fort Berens Estate WineryDistributors: The Drinks List
Blend: Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon - MerlotCSPC: 499319UPC: 00626990114277