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River Stone Corner Stone 2019

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaTheir Oliver estate vineyard was originally planted with this wine in mind. Their flagship bottle, this year's Corner Stone blends 33% merlot, 33% cabernet franc, 16% cabernet sauvignon, 12% malbec, and 6% petit verdot, all aged 18 months in French oak. Though 2019, it's a current release, and you sense that weight through the wear and stretch of colour and fruit in this dense, full red. Stewed cherries, black plums, cracked peppercorn, espresso, potpourri is coated with ample sticky tannins, taking this to a warming bitter cocoa finish. Not a friendly red, but one well suited to hearty beef / lamb / root veg braises.Tasted: 12 June 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$0.00750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: River Stone Estate WineryDistributors: Lifford Wine and Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon - Malbec - Petit VerdotCSPC: 699926UPC: 626990156444