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Quails' Gate Estate Winery Old Vines Foch 2009, Okanagan Valley, Canada: Black cherry liqueur flavours run through the heart of this rich, full-bodied red. Terrific intensity. Drink: 2011-2014. 639625 15% D 750 mL  $24.99 Score: 87/100. January 3, 2012 Full Review
Quails' Gate Estate Winery Merlot 2007, Okanagan Valley, BC, VQA, Canada: A serious, deep, rich Merlot with seemingly endless layers of plush black plums and berries. Fine tannins give a superbly smooth mouth-feel. The grapes for this wine were harvested in October 2007 so they had pletny of time to develop rich and complex flavours. More than 90% comes from Quails' Gate Boucherie Mountain vineyards. Drink: 2010-2015. 10778856107231 15.47% XD 750 mL  $24.99 Score: 92/100. April 22, 2011 Full Review
Quails' Gate Estate Winery Merlot 2008, VQA, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada: A serious, deep, rich Merlot with seemingly endless layers of plush black plums and berries. Fine tannins give a superbly smooth mouth-feel. More than 90% of the grapes come from Quails' Gate Boucherie Mountain vineyards. Drink: 2011-2015. 639633 15.47% D 750 mL  $24.99 Score: 91/100. January 3, 2012 Full Review
Reif Estate Winery The Magician Shiraz Pinot Noir 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Love it! Peppered black plum aromas on the nose with full-bodied, luscious layers of dark fruit flavour on the palate. This wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. There's a touch of dried herbs on the finish. Drink: 2012-2015. 779320001720 14% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 90/100. January 3, 2012 Plush Pork Wine Full Review

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