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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
Winery: $35.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -540757
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WineScores' Review

Stylish, persistent, concentrated.
Stag's Hollow's was established 25 years ago, in the sub-GI of Okanagan Falls. There they farm two estate vineyards: Stag's Hollow and the Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard; this premium estate-grown Merlot is grown on the former's gravel soils with a southwest-facing aspect.
Plums and blackberries, vanilla, cola spices, chocolate and fresh earth. Concentrated cherry and kirsch flavours are woven with vanilla, cocoa, wild herbs and oak spice. A balanced and stylish red with a wild side, and notable persistence.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cellar Keepers

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-12-15 19:27:15.0


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