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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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Satisfying, strapping, velvety.
The CS Substance Cabernet Sauvignon is made from Columbia Valley fruit and was aged on lees for 11 months in French oak, 50% new.
It's fruity and flamboyant with velvety cassis and cherry aromas woven with lavender, licorice, rich dark coffee and a splash of mint. It's a strapping red with similar flavours of mocha, salted licorice, leather, pipe tobacco and brown spices.
Deeply satisfying and approachable.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Chocolate, Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, Game Day Wines


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-11-19 03:22:03.0

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93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -145362

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Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast California
89 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -335794

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Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -162209

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Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 1, California
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -155540

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Luis Segundo Correas 'Valle Las Acequias' Malbec~Syrah, Mendoza Argentina
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -243360

Ranking: 30.001801
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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

Ranking: 30.001774
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Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast California
91 Points

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Region: California Napa Valley
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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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

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Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -82584

Ranking: 30.001553
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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: 30.001475
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Langmeil 'Steadfast' Shiraz~Cabernet, Barossa Valley Australia
91 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -109155

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McWatters Collection Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -303024

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Plume Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, California
91 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -199679

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Moon Curser Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -231217

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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: 30.001419
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Hester Creek 'Limited Edition The Judge' Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -133124

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Gold Hill Cabernet Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC:
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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: 30.00132
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The Prisoner Red Wine, California
91 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code - 457291

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Hester Creek Estate 'Garland', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
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Winery: $60.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -145362

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Upper Bench Estate Winery Limited Release 'Altitide', Okanagan Valley
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC:
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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: 30.001264
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Rust Wine Co. Merlot, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Golden Mile Bench
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001232
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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: 30.001229
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Poplar Grove Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2017
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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: 30.001159
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Gold Hill Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2015
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Tom Gore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, California
89 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -541094

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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

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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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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 30.001057
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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: 2017
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BC CSPC:
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Tinhorn Creek 'The Creek'. Okanagan Valley, BC
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Golden Mile Bench
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001044
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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: 30.001019
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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: 30.001008
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Hester Creek 'Limited Edition The Judge' Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -133124

Ranking: 30.001007
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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: 30.000997
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McGuigan 'Single Batch Project' Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia
89 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -104461

Ranking: 30.00097
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Ca' Momi Rosso di Napa, Napa Valley California
88 Points

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Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -618509

Ranking: 30.000953
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Hester Creek 'Selected Barrels' Cabernet~Merlot, Golden Mile, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.000941
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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: 30.00094
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Lake Sonoma Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County California
92 Points

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

Ranking: 30.000899
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Laughing Stock Vineyards Pinot Noir, Okangan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.000893
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Rust Wine Co. Merlot, Similkameen Valley, BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Golden Mile Bench
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.000867
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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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Winery: $37.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -843995

Ranking: 30.000801
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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: 30.00077
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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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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.000749
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Kaiken 'Seleccion Especial' Malbec , Mendoza, Argentina
90 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -578690

Ranking: 30.000726
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -161505

Ranking: 30.000717
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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: 30.00071
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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: 30.000675
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Columbia Crest "H3' Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington
89 Points

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Region: Washington Columbia Valley
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -793078

Ranking: 30.000639
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Dark Horse Vineyard Chardonnay, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.000635
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Acheron 'Footprint The Long Walk' Shiraz, South Africa
87 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -243543

Ranking: 30.000602
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Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Zinfandel, Sonoma County California
92 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

Ranking: 30.000569
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McWatters Collection Meritage, 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 -303024

Ranking: 30.000536
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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: 30.000494
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Poplar Grove Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.000493
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Yalumba 'Samuel's Collection' Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia
91 Points

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Region: South Australia Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -596049

Ranking: 30.000458
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Upper Bench Estate Winery Merlot, Naramata Bench BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -673004

Ranking: 30.00041
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