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Fort Berens Meritage
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Fort Berens Meritage 2018

British Columbia, CanadaFrom sourced vineyards in the Okanagan and Similkameen, as well as from their Lillooet estate, this Meritage blends merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and cabernet franc into a plump, ripe, fuller red. After a stainless ferment, this was pressed off into French and American oak for one year. Round and plush blackberry, plum jam is seasoned with baking spices, cedar, and peppercorns. Tannins are soft, and the fruit is forward and direct, leading this to a snappy, warming finish. For current consumption, with a hearty fall stew or French onion soup to match.Tasted: 03 January 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 27.99 winery online/direct, select private retailers, grocery Producer: Fort Berens Estate WineryDistributors: The Drinks List
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 078113UPC: 00626990121992