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Crowsnest Family Merlot 2019

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaNow in the second generation's hands, Sacha and Ann Heinecke are shifting the compass on this Similkameen stalwart, 22 years in. These 18 year old estate vines spent 1 year in American oak, resulting in the vanillin sweetness imbuing this soft, silken, full bodied merlot. Blueberry jam, violets, ripe dark plums and cracked pepper are wrapped with plush, softly tuggy tannins to the warming finish. A friendly merlot to crack into now with fall / winter braises.Tasted: 19 September 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$35.99750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Crowsnest VineyardsDistributors: New World Wines Incorporated
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 161364UPC: 626990035145