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Da Silva Vinho Tintotext
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15½/20

Da Silva Vinho Tinto 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis Tinto is a blend of their four estate vineyards: Outwash, Cabana, Blenheim Hill, and Avila Family Vineyards, and a mix of merlot, syrah, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, and malbec. This aged 24+ months in a split of 50/50 American and French medium+ toast wood. This seemingly simple red is overrun by ample smoke, and that giant amount of toasted wood, with some worn cassis, black cherry poking through. Tannins are worn with time, but still edged ragged to a flushed finish. It feels like they used the scraps of what didn't fit elsewhere to make this wine. This screw capped red requires big grilled meats and / or root veg to mitigate.Tasted: 27 September 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 28.00 winery online/direct, select private retailers Producer: Da Silva Vineyards and WineryDistributors: BCWineshop
Blend: Merlot - Syrah - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon - Malbec CSPC: 424251UPC: 626990408079