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Van Westen Vineyards Voluptuous
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Van Westen Vineyards Voluptuous 2017

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaVoluptuous takes its cue from its name. It is always fun to drink: soft, red, and round, never overbearing, and never too dry or tough. In 2017 the mix was 67/33 merlot and cabernet franc from the 15 year old vines growing in Boothe Vineyard on the Naramata Bench. The nose is black plums, black cherries, and black liquorice, never suppressed by oak. The palate is a carbon copy, with Naramata pine and sagebrush to settle the ripe fruit down. Ribs, spaghetti Bolognese, or simply grilled sausages will work here.Tasted: 14 December 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 35.00 winery online/direct, select private retailers Producer: Van Westen VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 102889UPC: 626990066309