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Covert Farms Amicitia
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Covert Farms Amicitia 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAmicitia [am-ee-CHEE-tee-ah] is Latin for friends, and as the years go by, this wine gets friendlier and friendlier. Winemaker Gene Covert blends 42/14/26/9/7/2 organic merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec, petit verdot, and syrah in 2017, all from the Coyote block planted in 2006. The nose is a spicy, minty affair with a fair bit of desert scrub and black fruit. The palate is similar with black cherry, coffee, and some grippy tannins that need to settle down and slip away. It needs a bit of refinement, but it's getting there, and the price is fair.Tasted: 17 December 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 30.80 winery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants Producer: Covert Farms Family EstateDistributors: BCWineshop
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon - Malbec - Petit VerdotCSPC: 631770UPC: 628374140056