Quails' Gate Estate Winery Merlot 2011 Wine Review

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Merlot 2011
Quails' Gate Estate Winery Merlot 2011
Quails' Gate Estate Winery Merlot 2011
Okanagan Valley, BC VQA, Canada
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Product #: 639633
BC Product #: 639633

Price: $25.95
Alcohol: 15.47%
Drink: 2018-2021
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Quails' Gate Estate Winery
Agent: Appellation Wines
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Natalie's Score: 91/100

A supple, smooth, full-bodied merlot from a master of the genre. Seductive layers of black plums and blackberry. Long finish. Great impression.

Merlot food pairings: grilled entrecĂ´te served with shallots and Lyonnaise potatoes, or sip alongside a savory charcuterie platter.

This was reviewed February 15, 2014 by

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Brambly, rich, dark fruit mingles with chocolate, dusty spice and sugar plum. Warm fine grain tannins and a lengthy finish complete this elegant full bodied Merlot.
Grown in a cool season, the 2011 Merlot was harvested from our Estate vineyards on Boucherie Mountain bench. This wine was fermented in 5 ton stainless steel tanks using a mix of indigenous and French cultivated yeast strains. Daily gentle hand plunging over a 28 day maceration period gives this wine complexity and its rich dark color. Barrel aging in French and American oak for 18 months prior to blending sets the stage for cellaring of 5 to 8 years.

Source: Winery (Quails' Gate Estate Winery)

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