Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Fort Berens Red Gold Reservetext

Fort Berens Red Gold Reserve 2020

Lillooet, British Columbia, CanadaThis year's Red Gold blends 67% cabernet franc and 33% merlot, all from the Lillooet estate. Each part was fermented and aged separately in new French oak before the top 3 barrels were blended for this wine. The heavy weight bottle shows off its 'icon' status for the winery before you even get to the dense, ripe cassis, blackberry, baked plums and liberal baking spice. Sticky tannins frame the fleshy palate, hugging this bigger wine to a warming, bitter cocoa finish. Though it tastes too made, this is an improvement over the last Red Gold I tasted a few years back. Open with sauced steak or lamb dishes now for best results.Tasted: 09 August 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$59.99750mlwinery direct, private wine shops, restaurants
Producer: Fort Berens Estate WineryDistributors: The Drinks List
Blend: Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon - MerlotCSPC: 499319UPC: 00626990114277