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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Upper Bench Merlot Estate Grown
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Upper Bench Merlot Estate Grown 2016

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaIn 2016 I saw the finesse I have been craving coming to this merlot. Love the vintage and the acidity that lifts the fruit and lightens the load from the front to the back. It’s still rich and full-bodied, but the balance and freshness will serve it well five years down the road. In the meantime, enjoy the blue fruit, black cherries, and the glossy Naramata Bench tannins. Cheese anyone?Tasted: 17 December 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 38.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Upper Bench WineryDistributors: Seacove Group
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Grape: MerlotCSPC: 673004UPC: 626990244899