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Bartier Bros. Merlot Cerqueira Vineyardtext

Bartier Bros. Merlot Cerqueira Vineyard 2018

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom the Black Sage Bench's Cerqueira Vineyard, this Merlot (tipped with 2.7% syrah) was destemmed and fermented in stainless over 3 weeks, prior to moving into neutral 225L French barrels for 13 months. Juicy black plum, wild cassis, thorns, and tart black cherries flood the mouth, bright with acidity that lifts the near 14% palate. There's a cool stoniness that streams through this wine, bound by long, soft tannins, and finishing with a tart snap. I appreciate this merlot is bright and light on its feet, and not weighted down by rich oak and over-extraction, like many of its southern Okanagan contemporaries.Tasted: 15 October 2020Tasted by: Prices:
AB$21.99750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Bartier Bros.Distributors: Stile Brands
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 225706UPC: 628055147114