Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery A.J. Lepp Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2010
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Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine
Reviewed November 20, 2012 by Natalie MacLean
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|Warm fermentation with frequent pump overs and a 20 day post fermentation maceration. Aged in a blend of new and one year old French and American oak barrels for a 1 year duration. Only the best barrels selected for the final blend.|
Smoky cassis and red cherry on the nose. The palate has fine tannins with soft plum, blueberry and smoky cherry flavours. A lengthy softer finish with featuring fine tannins.
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Serve this wine between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.