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Lock and Worth Merlottext
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16¼/20

Lock and Worth Merlot 2020

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom a small sandy soiled plot planted on Naramata Bench in 1995, this was whole berry, entirely destemmed, and had five days of skin contact before being basket pressed into neutral French oak, where it remained for 7 months before bottling in spring, unfined and unfiltered. If you're used to L+W's regular light hued / near rosé merlot, you'll be surprised by this vintage, because it actually looks and feels like RED WINE. Deep crimson in hue, with smoked plum, espresso, black cherry, on a soft palate, stencilled with a smoky granite note, and framed with balsamic scented, lightly grippy tannins. The finish lingers with bitter dark cherry. Best taken now with grilled burgers / sausages.Tasted: 09 July 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 20.00 winery direct Producer: Lock & WorthDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Grape: Merlot