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Hillside Merlot Dickinson Vineyardtext

Hillside Merlot Dickinson Vineyard 2015

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaDickinson Vineyard is one part of a trio of Hillside single-vineyard merlot. The nine-year-old site sits above the road en route to the village of Naramata. It is always the warmer and more luxurious style of the three merlots, and that is doubly true in the super hot 2015 vintage. Look for round, intense black cherries, fragrant pipe tobacco, dark chocolate, brown spice, and dense sweet tannins. Still youthful, but would be well served alongside a grilled steak. It will be drinking first amongst the Merlot trio this year and beyond. It was aged 16 months in French oak (25 percent new).Tasted: 05 March 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$40.00750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants
Producer: Hillside WineryDistributors: Lone Tree Cellars
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 560680UPC: 626990154174