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Upper Bench Altitude 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAltitude is the flagship red at Upper Bench and likely the best I have seen yet. The mix is 75/25 cabernet sauvignon/merlot, spending 21 months in 30% new French oak. The cabernet leads here, showing plenty of muscle and spice, dragging the merlot into the mix just enough to soften the finish. Look for a savoury black fruit affair with rich balsamic and cedar, dark baking chocolate, and a dash of cola. Not for the timid, this needs time in the bottle or a big, rich, soft cheese to help round the edges. Wait for this one and you won't be disappointed.Tasted: 02 June 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$48.00750mlwinery online, grocery, VQA and select private retailers
Producer: Upper Bench WineryDistributors: Wolfe Jack Supply Company
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Blend: Merlot - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 80969UPC: 626990244974