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Church & State Wines Merlottext
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Church & State Wines Merlot 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFoundation Vineyard is on the Osoyoos West Bench, one of the warmest sites in all of Canada to grow merlot, and you can smell it snd feel it in the wine, but all in a good way. Expect rich, jammy, full-flavoured black fruit, and at 15 percent abv, it has a bit of punch. The nose is toasted via French oak, mostly absorbed by the fruit. The palate is long and warm but not over the top, and tannins are rich and dense enough to cushion the finish. It is a very appealing style, all you need is to add dinner. A T-bone would be an excellent choice or a grilled Portabello mushroom.Tasted: 27 June 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 36.79 winery online/direct Producer: Church & State WineryDistributors: BCWineshop
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 559237UPC: 840098124109