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Wild Goose Red Horizon Meritage 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis wine is a unique blend of traditional Bordeaux grapes with a bold infusion of colour from the deep-hued German Dunkelfelder grape. The aroma and flavour profile is rich with Bing cherry, blackberry, and fig that glide smoothly across the palate with a silky texture from start to finish. A mix of licorice and brown spices reminiscent of Christmas cake, and firm yet velvety tannins linger after each sip. The blend primarily comprises 58% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot, and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, with small amounts of Dunkelfelder, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. The grapes are carefully handpicked from vineyards in Oliver and Osoyoos. The wine is blended after being fermented and aged separately for 16 months in 25% French and 75% American oak barrels. This is a reliable choice for a midweek red, but in 2020, it has the gravitas for the weekend table.Tasted: 26 May 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$31.99750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants
Producer: Wild Goose Vineyards and WineryDistributors: The Drinks List
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Petit VerdotCSPC: 738377UPC: 688229316203