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Robin Ridge 'Frigate' Meritage, Similkameen Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2015
Winery: $27.0

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WineScores' Review

Woven, fresh, persistent.
This small production Similkameen Valley winery is owned by Tim and Caroline Cottrill, who make wine using organic estate fruit.
The Frigate is Robin Ridge's Meritage, a blend of 48% Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
It's a ripe red and weighs in at 15% alc, but the fruit hides it well.
Notes of dried cherries, pipe tobacco, star anise and dried violets, baking spices and coffee result in a palate that is full-bodied and reminiscent of plum pudding, vanilla and warm brown spice flavours with carob undertones. It's nicely woven and fresh with a long finish trailing tobacco.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-10-26 18:37:34.0


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