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Dirty Laundry Vineyard Bordello Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008 Wine Review

Dirty Laundry Vineyard Bordello Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008

Dirty Laundry Vineyard Bordello Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008

V.Q.A., Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, Canada

Community Score: 4.5/5

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Price: $53.95

Drink: 2011-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14.9%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Dirty Laundry Vineyard

Agent: H.H.D. Imports

Product: 219717

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Natalie's Score: 90/100

Vintages Wine Panel: The origins of Dirty Laundry Vineyards’ name are delightfully unseemly. In the early 20th century, the town of Summerland was a centre for fur-traders and gold-miners. A laundry was opened to clean the clothes of the men who came through town. The owner quickly realized his back rooms could have another use, as a bawdy-house and gambling den. The winery’s name is a tribute to this unsavoury history. Their Bordello red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The 2008 is a big, flavourful, age-worthy wonder that is bound to attract awards and acclaim, as the 2007 vintage did. My note: Big and bruising, this saucy wine delivers a punch. Dark fruit, smoke and full-bodied weight. Smooth texture. Pricey, but you gotta pay for love.

This was reviewed February 5, 2011 by

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