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Hillside Merlot Dickinson Vineyardtext

Hillside Merlot Dickinson Vineyard 2016

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaDickinson Vineyard is part of a trio of Hillside single-vineyard merlots available to buy most years. Dickinson sits above the main road as you drive north, toward the village of Naramata. It is the warmest and most luxurious style of the three merlots, and in 2016 it stays true to form but with even better structure and acidity. The nose is inviting and fragrant, offering a hint of mint and black cherries mixed with sweet pipe tobacco and dark chocolate. The tannins are dense and sweet, with more brown spice in a finish that remains elegantly Naramata. What a treat to drink this now, but it will age effortlessly through 2026 and beyond. So back up the truck, you won't be disappointed.Tasted: 01 May 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$40.00750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants
Producer: Hillside WineryDistributors: Lone Tree Cellars
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 560680UPC: 626990154174