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Frind Estate Premier Merlottext
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Frind Estate Premier Merlot 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMerlot continues to make its way in BC and as its origins improve, so do the wines. Frind Estate is using fruit from Rock Pile Vineyard in Oliver. The old gravel pit has a new life, and it seems at one with merlot. Look for a fresh, open, mocha, cherry chocolate nose with cedar and sagebrush. The attack is similar, with sweet intense cassis and espresso. It finishes with a touch of residual sugar, which won't bother most folks, but I think you should age this three to five years to let all the parts come together. Think mushroom burgers, or a flat iron steak.Tasted: 17 October 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 32.99 winery direct Producer: Frind EstateDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 70795UPC: 626990415275