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Fort Berens Estate Winery 'Red Gold', British Columbia BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2014
Winery: $399.0 magnum

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WineScores' Review

Intense, supple, bright.
Despite the winery and estate vineyards of Fort Berens being located in the Fraser Canyon, in Lillooet, the wine must comes from grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot) from the South Okanagan and Lillooet, so it must be labeled, British Columbia.
This wine was made in an appassimento style, a portion of the grapes were dried in a hop-drying barn, to add intensity.
It offers aromas of espresso, prunes, dark cocoa, dried green bell peppers, figs, mixed brown spices and raisins with fresh black currents. It has a supple weight and sweet fruit on the palate, good intensity overall, but the brightness here is the real clincher. It is silky and potent with fine dusty tannins clinging to the palate.
A small portion of this wine is available in magnum format, with a unique hand painted label on each.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cellar Keepers

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2016-12-19 16:58:22.0


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