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Don David 'El Estecco' Reserve Malbec Calchaqui Valley Argentina
90 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC: $14.49
MB : $13.26
NB: $15.99
SK: $14.45

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -156455
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WineScores' Review

Inky, generous, fragrant.
From vineyards 1800 MASL, this value wine screams premium in it's hefty bottle. It was aged 12 months (70%) in French and American oak and the remainder in stainless steel.
Inky purple fruit aromas are woven with vanilla, violets, smoked spiced and bacon fat notes. It has an appealing sweet and fruity entry with smoke, spice, and dark chocolate flavours. Generous and mouthfilling it has good posture and balance overall.
Second review, Dec 2019: Spicy blackberries, plums and cocoa, espresso, black pepper and salty/umami notes lead to a concentrated and muscular palate with good balance, black fruits and brooding demeanor. The finish is long and spicy.

 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, GONE CRACKERS


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Wine Scores reviewed - 2019-12-15 00:58:49.0

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -156455

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -156455

Ranking: 100.00119
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Hester Creek 'Block 2 Reserve' Merlot, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley
90 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -77347

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Hester Creek 'Block 2 Reserve' Merlot, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -77347

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Stoneboat Vineyards 'Rock Opera Reserve' Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -797183

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Stoneboat Vineyards Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

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Stoneboat Vineyards 'Rock Opera' Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

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Stoneboat Vineyards 'Rock Opera' Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -383836

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89 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -77883

Ranking: 61.001759
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Black Hills Estate Winery Carmenere, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -380063

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Falernia Carmenere Reserva, Elqui Valley Chile
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -456178

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Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Block 3 Reserve', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

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Charles Smith Wines 'Boom Boom' Syrah, Washington State
90 Points

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Seven Terraces Pinot Noir, Canterbury New Zealand
91 Points

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Region: New Zealand Marlborough
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -893826

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Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Block 3 Reserve', Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

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Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Block 3 Reserve', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

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Road 13 Syrah~Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -843995

Ranking: 57.000845
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Road 13 Syrah~Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -843995

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Bodegas Caro Malbec~Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina
91 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -107516

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Osoyoos Larose Petales d'Osoyoos , Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -343103

Ranking: 30.002015
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Famille Perrin 'L'Andeol' Rasteau, Rhone Valley, France
89 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -125856

Ranking: 30.001993
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La Spinetta 'Ca' di Pian' Barbera d'Asti, Piedmont Italy
91 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -090704

Ranking: 30.001953
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Osoyoos Larose Petales d'Osoyoos , Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -343103

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Township 7 'NBO', Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -343103

Ranking: 30.001873
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87 Points

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Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -285585

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Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico, Tuscany Italy
92 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -897082

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90 Points

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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
93 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -139220

Ranking: 30.001764
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Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Chardonnay, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
93 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -606954

Ranking: 30.001755
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Bartier Bros. 'The Goal', Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -436220

Ranking: 30.001745
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Clos De Los Siete' By Michel Roland', Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
88 Points

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Region: Argentina Mendoza
Vintage: 2015
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ON: $23.95
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -128710

Ranking: 30.001731
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Bartier Bros. Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -84905

Ranking: 30.001723
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Bartier Bros. Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -84905

Ranking: 30.001697
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Bodegas San Alejandro 'Pablo' Old Vine Garnacha, Calatayud Spain
90 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -205518

Ranking: 30.001668
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Bartier Bros. Grenache~Syrah~Mourvedre, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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Ranking: 30.00166
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El Esteco 'Finca Notables' Cabernet Sauvignon, Cafayate, Salta, Argentina
91 Points

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Region: Argentina Salta
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -660043

Ranking: 30.001598
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El Esteco 'Finca Notables' Tannat, Cafayate, Salta, Argentina
93 Points

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Region: Argentina Salta
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -161120

Ranking: 30.001594
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Moon Curser Tempranillo, Okanagan Valley, BC
92 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -778019

Ranking: 30.001589
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Torres "Celeste' Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain
92 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -384040

Ranking: 30.001579
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Moon Curser Tempranillo, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2017
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Winery: $31.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -778019

Ranking: 30.001574
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Bartier Bros. 'The Orchard Row', 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 -158967

Ranking: 30.001568
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Moon Curser Touriga Nacional, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -30841

Ranking: 30.001533
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Gold Hill Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001526
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Jose Maria da Fonseca 'Periquite' Reserva, Setubal Penninsula, Portugal
89 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -844076

Ranking: 30.001507
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Township 7 'NBO', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001485
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Roche Wines Chateau, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2017
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Winery: $49.9

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001468
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Road 13 5th Element, British Columbia
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001449
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Moon Curser Tempranillo, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -778019

Ranking: 30.001429
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Cecchi Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
88 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -231712

Ranking: 30.001421
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Pentage Winery 'Pentage', Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001409
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Flechas de los Andes 'Gran Malbec' Mendoza, Argentina
93 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -6729

Ranking: 30.001385
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Antinori 'Peppoli', DOCG Chianti Classico, Tuscany Italy
90 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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ON: $17.95
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -606541

Ranking: 30.001372
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Antinori 'Peppoli', DOCG Chianti Classico, Tuscany Italy
90 Points

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Vintage: 2009
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -606541

Ranking: 30.00136
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Santa Cristina Toscana, Tuscany Italy
89 Points

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Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -076521

Ranking: 30.001307
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Cabernet Franc, British Columbia
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -160374

Ranking: 30.0013
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Bartier Bros. 'The Orchard Row', Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -158967

Ranking: 30.00124
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Bartier Bros. Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -418673

Ranking: 30.001231
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Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
93 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -85431

Ranking: 30.001205
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Milner Bros. Natte Valleij Cinsault, Coastal Region, South Africa
92 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -194756

Ranking: 30.001185
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