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Rust Wine Co. Similkameen Valley Merlot
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15¾/20

Rust Wine Co. Similkameen Valley Merlot 2016

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaLike their syrahs, Rust has released a series of merlots in 2016. This is from the southern Similkameen Valley's Lazy River Vineyard, and its rocky, gravelly soils. That sun bears thick on the palate, with intense tobacco, red currants, lusty cherries and raspberry. Tannins are furry, reflecting the 18 months in French oak, 30% new, and finishes with a lingering sandpaper grip. This is a very warming 15 degree red, necessitating food. Great flavours and structure, but just needs be dialled down a notch or two to find elegance.Tasted: 05 August 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 winery direct Producer: Rust Wine Co.Distributors: Winery Direct
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 150453UPC: 812289262488