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C.C. Jentsch Small Lot Series Merlot
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C.C. Jentsch Small Lot Series Merlot 2015

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaA hefty red from a warm 2015 vintage, the Small Lot Merlot is barrel-aged for seventeen months to round out edges and disperse some tannins. Job accomplished. The attack is warm and peppery and more New World this year. The palate is firm with dark cherry fruit, cocoa and pepper, with a mocha coffee finish. Serve with charred beef or wild birds. The winery suggests Chinese food as well, and I think that’s an exciting choice.Tasted: 04 June 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 35.90 winery direct, VQA and private wine shops Producer: C.C. Jentsch CellarsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: MerlotUPC: 626990263579