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Hillside Merlot Dickinson Vineyardtext

Hillside Merlot Dickinson Vineyard 2018

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaDickinson Vineyard is part of a trio of Hillside single vineyard merlots available to buy most years. Dickinson sits above the main road as you drive north toward the village of Naramata. It is the warmest and most luxurious style of the three, and in 2018, it is currently pitching a lot of dark chocolate along with some elevated acidity. It is not as sophisticated as 2016, and the oak is a bit rustic, keeping it from being top level. It is coming together at five years and likely will need drinking over the next two to three years. Try this with a favourite big cheese.Tasted: 11 June 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$40.00750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants
Producer: Hillside WineryDistributors: Lone Tree Cellars
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 560680UPC: 626990154174