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Hester Creek Estate Winery Joe's Block 2019 Wine Review

Hester Creek Estate Winery Joe's Block 2019

Hester Creek Estate Winery Joe's Block 2019

Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, B.C. V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $34.99

Drink: 2022-2026

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.8%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Hester Creek Estate Winery

Agent: Revelry Imports

More Vintages: 2020 

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Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Lovely old vine Merlot, planted in 1968 from Italian clones. This wine is bold yet supple, flavourful, and balanced. Aromas of plum and black cherry, with hints of pepper and a slight savoury hint. Full bodied, smooth and plush on the palate, with ripe, dark fruit flavours, bright acidity on the palate and a saline hint on the finish. Lovely! Enjoy with slow braised beef.
An Okanagan original, with its roots from Italy, the Storied Series Joe’s Block is made with handpicked fruit from Block 13 of our historic estate. The Italian Merlot vines were originally planted in 1968 by pioneering vintner Joe Busnardo. These low yielding vines ripen late and produce small berries that have an incredible intensity of flavour. This rare wine displays an old world feel with pepper and sage earthiness, delivering an extraordinary representation of the Golden Mile Bench terroir. Rich and spicy, only 4 barrels were made of this vintage, which has intriguing aromas of dark chocolate and ripe raspberry, with toasted fennel and caramelized notes. The superbly balanced palate is bright initially with ripe dark berries, black olive, and cocoa flavours. Mouth filling and soft, this Italian Merlot has a concentrated fruitiness, suppleness and length, unique to Old Vine wines.

Source: Winery (Hester Creek Estate Winery)

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