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Calliope Figure 8 Cabernet Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
87 Points

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Vintage: 2019
BC: $20.99

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WineScores' Review

Savoury, chew spiced.
A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, the Calliope leads with dusty plums and blackberry, wet brick, burlap, and charred spices with sooty undertones. There is a lack of fruit expression in the mouth, it's mostly earthy and sooty with cedar, tobacco and a hint of wild red berry. Medium-bodied it has distincly savoury undertones and a chewy finish.
An everyday dinner red for BBQ, hearty pastas, pizza, grilled eggplant or mushrooms.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Game Day Wines

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2022-04-07 15:54:02.0


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