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Quails' Gate Estate Winery Merlot 2009 Wine Review

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Merlot 2009

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Merlot 2009

V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $25.95

Drink: 2012-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15.47%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Quails' Gate Estate Winery

Agent: Hobbs & Co. - Perigon

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Succulent, juicy and savoury with aromas and flavours of plush ripe black plums. More interesting than most merlots I've tasted. One of Canada's best wine producers.

Merlot food pairings: Angus bavette steak with potato and cheddar gratin and heirloom carrots with roasted shallot vinaigrette.

This Quails' Gate Estate Winery Merlot 2009 was reviewed on April 27, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

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  • 639633
  • $19.89 
  • 427 bottles
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Reviews and Ratings

Lyndsay Wells rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

Woodsy, deep, with a lovely finish. I served this over the weekend with a pan seared New York Strip, Sherried Mushrooms, and Gruyere Whipped Potatoes. The combination of velvety plum and oak offset the rustic nature of the dishes making for a memorable evening!
The 2009 Merlot grapes were handpicked in October from Quails’ Gate vineyards. Good heat throughout the growing season and cool October nights made 2009 a favourable year for Merlot. Spontaneous fermentation and extended skin contact give this wine complexity and its rich dark colour. Our Merlot is barrel aged for 18 months in French and American oak.

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