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Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Merlot 2008 Wine Review

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Merlot 2008

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Merlot 2008

Okanagan Valley, Canada

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 7

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Price: $17.99

Drink: 2010-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

Agent: Andrew Peller Limited

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Juicy with wonderfully plush plums. Full-bodied and smooth with notes of red berry and cedar. This wine was aged for 12 months in barrel.

Merlot food pairings: grilled lamb chops, pasta with carbonara sauce, beef bourguignonne, borscht.

This Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Merlot 2008 was reviewed on October 4, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Mark rated this wine as 95/100
Leila Kerr rated this wine as 90/100
The 2008 Merlot came in at some chilly temperatures (later blocks came in as cold
as 8 degrees Celsius!). Approximately 40% of the Merlot was hand sorted to remove
any non-grape materials such as leaves and petioles. It then had a very cold soak for
three days before fermentation. Fermentation temperatures reach up to 29 degrees
Celsius. After fermenting to dry the Merlot was placed in a comibination of new to
three year old French and American oak barrels for 12 months. The Merlot is kept in
separate lots throughout the harvest and winemaking processes. It is blended just
prior to bottling.

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