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Road 13 Fifth Element Red 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaRoad 13 5th Element can be a rocky road of a red, and 2019 is no exception. The lead variety is merlot at 39%, followed by 37% syrah, 13% malbec, 7% cabernet franc, 3% petit verdot, and 1% cabernet sauvignon. The selection is a best barrels affair, although you could argue it may have been the biggest flavoured barrels. The blend is aged 18 months in 35 percent new French and American oak barrels before assemblage and bottling. Expect a rustic rich black and blue fruited front end with intense spice, smoked meat, and a dry, oaky finish. The syrah makes a big statement and suggests this will need a decade to calm down.Tasted: 25 September 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 52.99 wine club member exclusive Producer: Road 13Distributors: The Bacchus Group Inc.
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Syrah - Cabernet Sauvignon - Petit Verdot - MalbecCSPC: 45922UPC: 626990331780