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Fitzpatrick Sudden Inversion Meritage 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis pleasant weekday Meritage red blend won’t blow your head off. The style is soft and easy to drink with plummy blackberry and savoury south Okanagan desert scrub to keep it interesting. Lamb chops would be a fun match, or a pan of grilled root vegetables. The fruit comes from the south Okanagan from Maverick Vineyard, near the Osoyoos airstrip. It’s a 65/25/10 blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and cabernet franc from the challenging 2019 vintage that eventually under lower yields, surprised with its quality. A five-day cold soak containing 10 percent whole bunches builds fruit and flavour intensity without alcohol. Post ferment, it spends 14 months ageing in French oak, of which only 10 percent is new.Tasted: 21 September 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$29.50750mlwinery direct
Producer: Fitzpatrick Family VineyardsDistributors: Vintage West Wine Marketing
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Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 237096UPC: 626990252924