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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Four Shadows Merlot
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16½/20

Four Shadows Merlot 2017

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaI first encountered this fruit via Upper Bench when they made an impressive 2013 using neighbours Wilbert and Joka Borrens' merlot grapes. 2017 hits all the marks you would expect from the Naramata Bench, with fruit more red than black, flavours as bright as the acidity, and just the right enough wood to let the fruit shine through. Look for a blackcurrant and raspberry affair that fishes polished and elegant. Food-friendly; roast chicken and mushrooms seem a good bet for dinner. Delicious.Tasted: 10 October 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 19.98 winery direct Producer: Four Shadows Vineyard and WineryDistributors: New World Wines Incorporated
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 185491UPC: 626990339311