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Hester Creek Joe's Blocktext

Hester Creek Joe's Block 2021

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis merlot, a clone sourced from Italy and planted in 1968 by Joe Busnardo, is savoury and distinctive, showing sappy dark cherries, iodine, green peppercorns, and singed, leafy herbs, framed by generous French oak. It's a fun discovery well outside of the typical idiom of Okanagan merlot, and all the better for it. There's excellent intensity and concentration, alongside woody, medium-grained tannins that will benefit from another 2-3 years in bottle.Tasted: 26 July 2023Tasted by: Geoffrey Moss MW and HJ ChaPrices:
BC$39.99750mlwinery online/direct; Bench Club Members
Producer: Hester Creek Estate WineryDistributors: Revelry Import Company
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 387129UPC: 626990222187