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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Van Westen Vineyards V
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16½/20

Van Westen Vineyards V 2017

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe ninth vintage of V is here. Where does the time go? The 2017 blend is 48/19/17/8/8 merlot, cabernet franc, malbec, cabernet sauvignon, and petit verdot, all grown within two kilometres of the Naramata Bench winery. The nose is vibrant and open with a wide range of savoury red and black fruit. Black raspberry, black cherries, and smoky, meaty notes with a touch of minerality and graphite all contribute to this wine's complexity. The edges are soft, the tannins dense but sweet, allowing those who prefer the hedonistic style to drink this wine earlier. I suggest you wait three to five years before you dive in. Well done.Tasted: 14 December 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 35.00 winery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants Producer: Van Westen VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon - Malbec - Petit VerdotCSPC: 24398UPC: 626990120803