Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Okanagan Merlot 2008 Wine Review

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Okanagan Merlot 2008
VQA, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
Community Score: 4.4/5
Community Reviews: 2
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Product #: 160135
BC Product #: 726596
SAQ Product #: 11263324

Price: $24.99
Alcohol: 13%
Drink: 2011-2018
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Okanagan
Agent: Vintage West
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Natalie's Score: 89/100

Grapes were sourced from the Oliver, Okanagan Falls & Naramata vineyards. Juicy and loaded with fleshy blackberries, smooth and full-bodied. Toasty oak on the finish.

Merlot food pairings: robust meat dishes or intense dark chocolate.

This was reviewed January 3, 2012 by

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Valerie Stride WSET ADV rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

What's not to love about BC Merlot? This is a fine example of how Merlot as a varietal can thrive in Canadian climate, and show itself well in wine. Dry and expressive, this Merlot is chalked full of cherry, plum, chocolate, and dark berry goodness with toasty oak to boot. Hints of coffee guide the medium length finish. A real treat if you can get your hands on a bottle! Enjoy it for me if you do!
Merlot from five different vineyards is truly a winemaker’s luxury. After lengthy blending sessions we then extended our traditional 22 month barrel aging program to 26 months to allow more maturation before bottling; thereby crafting an excellent reflection of the vintage. Rich plum, chocolate shavings and spiced berry in the nose. Dried cherry, cola and leather in the palate. Superb finish with hints of exotic spice. Great early structure.

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