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Penfolds 'Max's' Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia
90 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -579680
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WineScores' Review

Savoury, boozy, slick.
A wine inspired by Penfold's former winemaker Max Schubert, this year a special Lunar New Year bottle arrived wrapped with scarlet red cello label (not shown).
It has boozy cassis and mulberry aromas woven with vanilla, chocolate, pipe tobacco and an umani whiff of tomato leaf. The palate is savoury and meaty with brown spices, iodine and molasses and soy. It has a slick weight and good structure, the finish trails tobacco.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, Cellar Keepers


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-02-25 17:21:40.0

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Andean Vineyards 'Condor Peak' Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -646364

Ranking: 30.001984
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Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001954
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Dona Paula Estate Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -631291

Ranking: 30.001908
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Bodega Juan Munoz Lopez 'Que Guapo' Red Blend, Argentina
87 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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BC: $14.79

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -785154

Ranking: 30.001905
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Moon Curser Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2017
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BC Private Wine Stores: $31.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -70300

Ranking: 30.001898
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Blasted Church Vineyards Cabernet~Merlot Okanagan Valley, BC
88 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001876
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Time Winery Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -835090

Ranking: 30.001843
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 30.001836
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Arceno 'Il Fauno di Arcanum' Toscana, Italy
92 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -694216

Ranking: 30.001835
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Bodegas Bianchi 'Finca Los Primos' Malbec, San Rafael, Argentina
87 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -632919

Ranking: 30.001827
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Lakeside Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Osoyoos
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001826
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Calliope Figure 8 Cabernet Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
87 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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Tender Hope Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -22580

Ranking: 30.001811
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Clos du Soleil 'Winemaker's Series' La Cote Vineyard Chardonnay, Similkameen Valley, BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001808
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El Cipres by Luis Segundo Correas Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
90 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -263236

Ranking: 30.0018
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Stag's Hollow 'Renaissance' Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -540757

Ranking: 30.001796
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Kitsch Wines Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001753
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Penfolds 'Bin 28' Kalimna Shiraz, South Australia
92 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -422782

Ranking: 30.001711
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Martino Wines 'Tributo A Norcelo' Malbec, Argentina
88 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -46324

Ranking: 30.00171
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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -770925

Ranking: 30.001696
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Hester Creek Estate Winery 'Joe's Block', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -387129

Ranking: 30.001691
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Decero Malbec, Remolinos Vineyard, Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina
91 Points

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Region: Argentina Mendoza
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -119586

Ranking: 30.00167
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Lunessence Winery & Vineyard 'Small Lot Series' Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001662
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Blasted Church 'Nectar of the Gods'. Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -141361

Ranking: 30.001661
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Upper Bench Estate Winery Merlot, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -687566

Ranking: 30.001658
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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -770925

Ranking: 30.001611
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Vina Chela Reserve Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -124040

Ranking: 30.001609
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Decero Cabernet Sauvignon, Remolinos Vineyard, Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina
92 Points

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Region: Argentina Mendoza
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -119578

Ranking: 30.001595
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Vina Cobos 'Felino' Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
90 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -334789

Ranking: 30.001588
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Quails' Gate Old Vines Foch, Okangan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -639625

Ranking: 30.001576
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Bodega Cicchetti 'EsteOEste' Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001575
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The Grinder Pinotage, Western Cape South Africa
88 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2018
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NB: $15.29
ON: $13.95
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -883991

Ranking: 30.001556
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Haywire Gamay, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -418061

Ranking: 30.001533
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Robin Ridge Merlot, Similkameen Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -276014

Ranking: 30.001508
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Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Vinho Tinto, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001481
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Quails' Gate 'The Allison', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -158130

Ranking: 30.001473
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Okanagan Crush Pad 'Narrative' Syrah~Viognier, Okanagan Valley, BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001442
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Chateau Canada Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Superieur, France
90 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -550160

Ranking: 30.00142
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Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001413
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Quails' Gate Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -639633

Ranking: 30.001399
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Indigenous World 'Hee-Hee-Tel-Kin', Okanagan Valley, BC
87 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2018
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Winery: $23.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -083215

Ranking: 30.001393
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Finca El Origen Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -339978

Ranking: 30.00138
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See Ya Later Ranch 'Poppy', Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Okanagan Falls / Cawston
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001372
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Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley
96 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -416616

Ranking: 30.001294
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Circus Rose, Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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AB: $13.0 + price will vary +798790
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -263903

Ranking: 30.001289
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 30.001281
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Arceno 'Il Fauno di Arcanum' Toscana, Italy
92 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -694216

Ranking: 30.001241
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Penfolds 'Bin 389' Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia
92 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -309625

Ranking: 30.001215
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Painted Rock Rose, Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2021
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Winery: $0.0 sold out

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001208
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Argento Estate Reserve Organic Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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Region:
Vintage: 2018
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AB: $12.0 + price will vary
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -98855

Ranking: 30.001197
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Circus Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -775072

Ranking: 30.001171
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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Syrah, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -744532

Ranking: 30.00117
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Circus Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
89 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -775072

Ranking: 24.001162
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Township 7 'Provenance Series' Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 24.001097
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Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
92 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 24.001072
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Okanagan Crush Pad 'Narrative' Merlot~Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 24.001063
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Time Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 24.001062
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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
90 Points

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Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -770925

Ranking: 24.001054
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Quails' Gate Old Vines Foch, Okangan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2017
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AB: $24.0 + price will vary
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NS: $28.0
SK: $26.0
Winery: $24.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -639625

Ranking: 24.001051
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Kitsch Wines '5 Barrel' Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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Ranking: 24.00105
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