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Upper Bench Estate Winery Estate Grown Merlot 2014 Wine Review

Upper Bench Estate Winery Estate Grown Merlot 2014

Upper Bench Estate Winery Estate Grown Merlot 2014

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC VQA, Canada

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $45.00

Drink: 2018-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.4%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Upper Bench Estate Winery

Natalie's Score: 93/100

A robust, supple, smooth, complex BC Merlot. Aromas of ripe black plums and dark spice.Cropped low at 3.21 tons per acre and fermented in 700 litre wooden vats then cellared in French oak barrels. Only 141 cases produced. Pair with grilled pork chops.

This Upper Bench Estate Winery Estate Grown Merlot 2014 was reviewed on July 4, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 673004
  • $28.02 
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Reviews and Ratings

Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

This Merlot is spicy, plush, and full of flavour. Lots of ripe plum, smoke and pepper on the nose. Full bodied, smooth tannins, and lots of fruit on the palate, along with a bit more of that smoke and spice on the finish. These wines are all estate grown, and aged in French oak (30% new) for 20 months. Enjoy with lamb, elk, or mushroom dishes.
Deborah Podurgiel Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Oh Yum indeed! Deep ruby in the glass with spicy aromas, sugar plums and smoke on the nose. Upper Bench Merlot 2014 is dry with dark plums (I'm reminded of plum pudding with every sip), savoury herbs, cake spice flavours all wrapped up in a light veil of smoke on the palate. Well-crafted, balanced, refined and super elegant. Enjoy with a beef tenderloin and romance. Upper Bench's estate vineyard is sustainably farmed.

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