McWatters Collection Sundial Vineyard, Oliver Meritage 2009 Wine Review

McWatters Collection Sundial Vineyard, Oliver Meritage 2009
VQA, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
Community Score: 4.5/5
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Product #: 303024
Wine Type: Red Wine


 
Price: $29.99
Alcohol: 13.9%
Drink: 2012-2015
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: McWatters Collection
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Natalie's Score: 90/100

A solid, classic cabernet blend with aromas of cassis, cedar and blackcurrant. Needs cellar time, but should evolve and soften quite nicely. Meritage food pairings: grilled meats, roasts, and rich tomato pastas.

This McWatters Collection Sundial Vineyard, Oliver Meritage 2009 was reviewed August 3, 2012 by

 

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Our 2009 vintage is big and elegant, with velvety tannins, well-balanced fruit and oak characteristics with blackberry
and cassis overtones.

This wine was grown in the sandy loam soil of the Sundial Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench in Oliver, which is located on the southern part of the Okanagan Valley,
where we enjoy long hot days and cool nights.

Our Meritage is comprised of several different clones to lend it depth and complexity including: three Cabernet
Sauvignon clones which give it structure and richness; two Merlot clones which impart a velvety texture, soft tannins
and with blackberry and black cherry fruit flavours; and one Cabernet Franc clone that provides a spiciness and black pepper characteristic. The grapes (Cabernet
Sauvignon 44%, Merlot 32%, Cabernet Franc 24%) were carefully selected at the peak of ripeness. The wine was then matured in small French oak casks for 15 months before bottling.

 
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