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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Merlot 2013 Wine Review

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Merlot 2013

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Merlot 2013

Okanagan Valley, British BC VQA, Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $24.99

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Township 7 Vineyards & Winery

Agent: Renaissance Wine Merchants

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Black and brooding with savoury cedar brush and tart wild blackberry and cassis. Pair with rack of lamb.

Merlot food pairings: robust meat dishes, dark chocolate.

This Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Merlot 2013 was reviewed on June 5, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Township 7 is a premium only winery sourcing fruit from their vineyards in Naramata, Oliver, and Fraser valley. British Columbia has some widely diverse terroir to exploit. Cool climates for aromatic whites and hot, long seasons for robust reds. Much of this red was sourced from Oliver, BC. They're respectful of Bordeaux style, they use Bordeaux clones, inoculated yeast, and careful barrel maturation.
Deep garnet colour - lots of bricking.
Earthy, with lots of red fruit. Aromas of currants, plum, cranberry, and wet tobacco. Slightly peppery.
The flavour is pretty firm, for a merlot. Lots of ruminating spice and lots of red and black fruit. Smokey, blackberry, mint and currants.
Really quite tasty. Ageable, but would go really nice with some ribs.

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