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Bartier Bros. The Goal
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16¼/20

Bartier Bros. The Goal 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaA fifty/fifty mix of merlot and cabernet franc comes with classic Bartier juicy black fruit, perfect ripeness, and balancing acidity. The fruit comes off the home estate Cerqueira Vineyard, on the middle gravel Black Sage Bench. All of the fruit goes into neutral French barrels (leaving no effect other than getting some air into the juice) over a 17 month stop. Black plums and savoury desert scrub scented blackberries finish with a wisp of smoke and stone. A youthful profile calls for a grilled steak, but this wine will settle down in two to three years, adding more nuances.Tasted: 09 October 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 36.99 winery online/direct Producer: Bartier Bros.Distributors: Stile Brands
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 164608UPC: 628055147138