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Roche Nuances 2017 Wine Review

Roche Nuances 2017

Roche Nuances 2017

Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 1

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Drink: 2020-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Roche Wines

Reviews and Ratings

Deborah Podurgiel Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Nuances is a sultry 58% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon red wine blend with nuances of smoke, raspberry compote, cedar brush, dried sweet tobacco leaf and a whiff of iodine on the nose. Dry, medium-plus-bodied with ripe blackberry, plum, dark raspberry, cold green tea, cinnamon and pepper spice flavours, harmonious and caressing the mid-palate with velvety tannins.

The Merlot grapes for this wine were sourced from the Kozier Organic Vineyard high on the Naramata Bench “were picked at optimal ripeness" and round out the Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon sourced near Tuc-el-nuit Lake in the Okanagan. The wine was aged 12 months in 10% new French oak barrels, so decant for 45 minutes prior to pouring with a venison filet mignon to experience all the nuances on this well-crafted Bordeaux-style red blend.

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