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CheckMate Artisanal Winery Silent Bishop Merlottext

CheckMate Artisanal Winery Silent Bishop Merlot 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaSilent Bishop sits at an elevation of 1027 to 1306 ft. The fruit is handpicked off the cooler Western Benches (Oliver North, Golden Mile Bench, and Osoyoos West Bench) and is wild fermented. It spends 21 months in new French oak. The west side offers a multitude of red and black fruit nuances mixing tobacco and mocha with blackberries and raspberries, with scrubby desert notes underneath. A diversity of soils, aspects, and sun exposures leads to a complex Bordelais style. The final blend is 87/9/4 merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot.Tasted: 10 January 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 95.00 winery online/direct BC 220.00 1500 winery online/direct BC 1050.00 6000 winery online/direct Producer: CheckMate Artisanal WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 387530UPC: 776545803184