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Black Sage Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
Readers rated this wine:
Intense, textural, juicy.
Sumac Ridge has renamed and re-labelled its wines from the iconic Black Sage Vineyard in the South Okanagan near Oliver. Planted over 20 years ago by previous Sumac Ridge owner, Harry McWatters, this vineyard was a turning point in BC's wine evolution. The label now stands independent from Sumac Ridge and currently they produce: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and the well-known Pipe, a fortified, Port-style dessert wine.
Intense peppery spices, grilled red bell peppers, raspberry tea, vanilla, red currents, dried flowers, cocoa and wild forest berries demand your attention. The palate is textural and juicy, approachable but with good varietal typicity and ticks all the boxes.
©copyright 2016 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores Reviewed - November 22nd, 2016
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91 Points
 

593038
UPC Code -63657031513
Agency: Vincor

Black Sage Vineyard Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
Readers rated this wine:
Plush, sarsaparilla, textural.
Sumac Ridge has renamed and re-labelled its wines from the iconic Black Sage Vineyard in the South Okanagan near Oliver. Planted over 20 years ago by previous Sumac Ridge owner, Harry McWatters, this vineyard was a turning point in BC's wine evolutiont. The label now stands independent from Sumac Ridge.
This Merlot doles out aromas of spice cake, plum jelly and black cherry, alongside sarsaparilla, mocha and dried violets. It is supple with oodles of ripe berry fruit, and spice, which leads to an espresso finish. Fine, textural tannins add interest and chew, but overall, it is a plush and concentrated wine with a long finish.
©copyright 2016 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores Reviewed - December 19th, 2016
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91 Points
 

593053
UPC Code -63657031506
Agency: Vincor

Black Sage Vineyard Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
Readers rated this wine:
Plush, smooth, fresh.
Sumac Ridge has renamed and re-labelled its wines from the iconic Black Sage Vineyard in the South Okanagan near Oliver. Planted over 20 years ago by previous Sumac Ridge owner, Harry McWatters, this vineyard was a turning point in BC's wine evolution - especially that of red wines.
The wines are made by Jason James and the label now stands independent from Sumac Ridge. Currently they produce: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and the well-known Pipe, a fortified, Port-style dessert wine.
This Merlot is spicy and peppery with plush aromas of wild briary berry, leather, cocoa and violets. The palate follows suit with expressive fruit, peppery spices with dried herbs and a cocoa finish. Overall very good freshness and structure.
©copyright 2015 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores Reviewed - November 26th, 2015
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90 Points
 

593053
UPC Code -63657031506
Agency: Vincor

Black Sage Vineyard Zinfandel, Okanagan Valley BC
Readers rated this wine:
Fruity, supple, spicy.
Sumac Ridge has renamed and re-labelled its wines from the iconic Black Sage Vineyard in the South Okanagan near Oliver. Planted over 20 years ago by previous Sumac Ridge owner, Harry McWatters, this vineyard was a turning point in BC's wine evolution. The label now stands independent from Sumac Ridge and currently they produce: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and the well-known Pipe, a fortified, Port-style dessert wine.
It is spicy and a bit of a fruit-bomb, offering sarsaparilla, blueberry, blackberry and raspberry topped off with a substantial dollop of of cherry pie filling. The palate, leans toward a more savoury side; smoked spices, bacon fat, mocha and supple fruit at the core. It has fine, textural tannins and a finish trailing flavours of instant coffee.
©copyright 2016 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores Reviewed - December 5th, 2016
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91 Points
 

UPC Code -63657033333
Agency: Vincor

Black Sage Vineyard Zinfandel, Okanagan Valley BC
Readers rated this wine:
Supple, expressive, seductive.
Sumac Ridge has renamed and re-labelled its wines from the iconic Black Sage Vineyard in the South Okanagan near Oliver. Planted over 20 years ago by previous Sumac Ridge owner, Harry McWatters, this vineyard was a turning point in BC's wine evolution - especially that of red wines.
The wines are made by Jason James and the label now stands independent from Sumac Ridge. Currently they produce: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and the well-known Pipe, a fortified, Port-style dessert wine.
It is laden with plush fruit aromas - purple berries, allspice, licorice, mocha and dried flowers. The palate has a seductive weight and a potent fruit expression. Very good concentration of berries, Christmas cake, chocolate and pipe tobacco.
Good length and intensity.
©copyright 2014 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores Reviewed - December 4th, 2014
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91 Points
 

UPC Code -63657033333
Agency: Vincor