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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Lock and Worth Merlot
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16½/20

Lock and Worth Merlot 2018

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis year's merlot is a radical departure from 2017, and I'm digging where this is at currently. This unfined and unfiltered merlot was planted in 1995 on a sandy 2 acre site on the Naramata Bench. Destemmed and with five days on the skins, this was basket pressed, fermented and aged in neutral French oak for seven months. Soft, perfumed cherry, salted cherry, raspberry, scrubby herbs, meadow grasses, are touched with a whisper of smoke and haunting, fine tannins. There's a swell of acidity to carry this to the finish, lingering with dried florals. Chill and enjoy.Tasted: 17 May 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 22.00 private wine shops Producer: Lock & WorthDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Grape: Merlot