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Fort Berens Estate Winery Reserve Meritage, British Columbia
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2017
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Winery: $32.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113
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WineScores' Review

Savoury, brooding, evolved.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Merlot (30%) and Cabernet Franc (15%) combines fruit harvested from the estet in Lillooet and sourced grapes from the Similkameen Valley.
Expect a potent nose with some evolved notes of prune and raisins, which are layered with cassis, baking spices, and vanilla. The fruit is restrained on the palate and it presents more maturity than expected. Brooding and earthy yet plush, it presents bittersweet cocoa, espresso, tobacco and savoury spiced flavours.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Semi Hard / Medium


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Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-03-30 15:57:10.0

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Fort Berens Estate Winery Reserve Meritage, British Columbia
91 Points

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

Ranking: 100.00076
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Reserve Meritage, Lillooet, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 100.000651
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 94.00117
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc, British Columbia
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2018
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 94.000518
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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: 94.000326
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc, Lillooet, BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Zinfandel, Sonoma County California
92 Points

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Region: California Sonoma
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

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Lake Sonoma Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County California
92 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

Ranking: 65.001572
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Lake Sonoma Winery Pinot Noir, Sonoma County California
92 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

Ranking: 65.000962
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Lake Sonoma Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County California
91 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

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Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Zinfandel, Sonoma County California
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

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River Stone Estate Winery Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC:
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Moon Curser 'Dead of Night', Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -806117

Ranking: 61.001579
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Moon Curser 'Dead of Night', Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -806117

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Moon Curser 'Dead of Night', Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -806117

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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 59.001754
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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 59.000992
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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
94 Points

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Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 59.000433
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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 59.000087
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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
94 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

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Tommasi 'Arele' Parziale Appassimento, Veneto Italy
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -203539

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Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 1, California
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -155540

Ranking: 30.00174
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Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Australia
93 Points

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Region: Western Australia Margaret River
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20826

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Gold Hill Syrah, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
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Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast California
91 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -335794

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Gold Hill Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001644
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Gold Hill Cabernet Franc Rose, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001633
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Chronos Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2020
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -161505

Ranking: 30.001521
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -161505

Ranking: 30.001503
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Wente Vineyards 'Southern Hills' Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley, California
90 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -301507

Ranking: 30.001433
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Yalumba 'Sanctum' Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia
91 Points

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Region: South Australia Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001423
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Langmeil 'Steadfast' Shiraz~Cabernet, Barossa Valley Australia
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -109155

Ranking: 30.001406
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Moon Curser Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -231217

Ranking: 30.001387
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Wente Vineyards 'Southern Hills' Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley, California
90 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -301507

Ranking: 30.001371
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Chronos Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001277
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Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon, California
90 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -739671

Ranking: 30.00127
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Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin, Lodi California
89 Points

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Region: California Lodi
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -297929

Ranking: 30.001245
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Wente Vineyards 'Southern Hills' Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley, California
90 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -301507

Ranking: 30.001223
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Hester Creek 'Limited Edition The Judge', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -133124

Ranking: 30.001212
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Longshot Cabernet Sauvignon, California
87 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -237336

Ranking: 30.001174
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UpperCase Winery Cabernet Franc, British Columbia
90 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001163
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Gnarly Head Chardonnay, California
88 Points

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Region: California Lodi
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -297929

Ranking: 30.001111
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Gold Hill Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001061
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Hester Creek Estate 'Garland', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -145362

Ranking: 30.001049
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Upper Bench Estate Winery Merlot, Naramata Bench BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -673004

Ranking: 30.001039
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Luis Segundo Correas 'Valle Las Acequias' Malbec Oak, Mendoza Argentina
93 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -466722

Ranking: 30.001035
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Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards 'Sudden Inversion' Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001019
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Jim Barry 'The Lodge Hill' Shiraz, Clare Valley Australia
92 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -57646

Ranking: 30.000988
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Tommasi 'Arele' Parziale Appassimento, TreVenezie Italy
91 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -203539

Ranking: 30.000975
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McWatters Collection White Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.00091
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Tommasi 'Arele' Parziale Appassimento, Veneto Italy
91 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -203539

Ranking: 30.000889
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Finca Las Moras 'Paz' Malbec, San Juan Cuyo, Argentina
92 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -35196

Ranking: 30.000879
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Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Old Vine', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

Ranking: 30.000871
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Charles Smith 'CS Substance' Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington State
91 Points

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Region: Washington Columbia Valley
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.000777
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Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast California
89 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -335794

Ranking: 30.000747
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Gold Hill Syrah, Okanagan Valley, BC
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.000727
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -161505

Ranking: 30.0007
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Gold Hill Cabernet Franc Rose, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2021
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Ranking: 30.000695
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