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Synchromesh Tertre Rouge 2017

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaA few years in to the Tertre Rouge program, 2017 has turned the magical corner, so to speak. From Naramata's Turtle Rock Farms, this is an 80/20 blend of merlot and cabernet franc, the latter grape whole cluster. The whole aged 21 months in French oak (25% new) before bottling without fining or filtration. Beautifully knit, with perfumed plum, wild blackberry, perfumed boysenberry on a smooth, silken palate. The whole bunch is judicially used, providing a lovely herbal green lift and subtle herbal bough spicing to the medium+ red. Tannins are long, lithe, and finely grippy, housing this finessed Naramata red to a gently spiced, lingering finish. Really impressive now, and will continue to cellar.Tasted: 12 January 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 40.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Synchromesh Wines Inc.Distributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Massey Wines & Spirits Ltd.
Blend: Cabernet Franc - MerlotCSPC: 760389UPC: 00626990120636