Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Tinhorn Creek Merlottext

Tinhorn Creek Merlot 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaA chilly June and July slowed the 2016 growing season, bumping the harvest into mid-October where an early frost pushed the picking to a quick end. The fruit was de-stemmed and partially crushed, leaving some whole berries to be fermented in both closed and open top fermenters. Tinhorn uses a mix of French, American and Hungarian oak for malolactic fermentation and ageing 12 - 14 months. The wine has a red fruit undertone with less chocolate and more freshness. The nose is more about the bright plum and the cherry while the mid-palate is drier with some toasted nuts and graphite in the back end. More food-friendly and undoubtedly capable of ageing three to five years.Tasted: 16 January 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
Producer: Tinhorn Creek VineyardsDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 530725UPC: 624802971056