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Cassini Cellars 'Collector's Series' Maximus, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Osoyoos
Vintage: 2009
BC Private Wine Stores: $34.0 + price may vary
Winery: $34.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code - 837971
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WineScores' Review

This Okanagan Bordeaux-style blend is comprised of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec and I think that this vintage's addition of Cabernet Franc makes it even better than last year.
A luscious fruit bowl of black currents, plums and black cherries are layered with chocolate and spice, vanilla liqueur and coffee aromas.
Wonderful structure on the palate is the base for concentrated dark fruit, green olives, mocha and toasted oak flavours. Smoothly textured and lengthy with roasted coffee and spice flavours lingering on the finish.

Second review:
Savoury aromas of smoked meat and black fruit (plum and berries), peppery spices and bittersweet chocolate with undertones of roasted herbs, molasses and dried cherry. The palate follows suit - savoury and dark with plenty of spiced dark chocolate mocha and earthy flavours. A concentrated wine with good length.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2011-01-12 14:52:14.0


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