Generous, fresh, spiced.
The vineyards of Hester Creek were established in 1968 on what is now the Golden Mile Bench sub-GI. This Old Vine Merlot comes from Block 2 (some of the oldest in the Okanagan), planted in the early 70s.
Following pressing and malolactic fermentation, the wine was barrel aged in mostly French oak (35% of the barrels were new and the remaining were neutral) on fine lees for 18 months.
Fruitcake and vanilla soaked plums, espresso, raspberry jam and chocolate aromas are spiked with clove, cinnamon and licorice. Sweet generous fruit lines the palate and is underscored by coconut and bold clove flavours. It's fresh and approachable red, medium-to-full bodied with good persistence.
Pair: Roast chicken, rack of lamb, warm Camembert, hearty vegetable or bean stews.
Pairs great with Gone Crackers Blue Cheese & Cracked Pepper
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Good First Impressions, Cheese - Soft/Creamy, GONE CRACKERS
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2022-02-07 11:54:35.0