Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Church & State Wines Merlottext

Church & State Wines Merlot 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMerlot the way it should be, dry with good fruit, earthy undertones, and softish tannins. The C&S version is fermented and macerated in stainless tanks for 20 days before ageing in French oak for 12 months. Better yet, only 15 percent new oak is in the mix, leaving the fruit to express its southern Okanagan terroir. I love the black fruit, the expresso, and the dried herbs, all of which add complexity to a well-made, straightforward wine. This is a winner, a versatile food wine from burgers to pizza, grilled beef, and pork.Tasted: 17 April 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$37.37750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Church & State WineryDistributors: BCWineshop
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 559237UPC: 840098124109