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Vanessa Vineyard Meritage 2014 Wine Review

Vanessa Vineyard Meritage 2014

Vanessa Vineyard Meritage 2014

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia BC VQA, Canada

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $39.99

Drink: 2018-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.7%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Vanessa Vineyard

Natalie's Score: 93/100

A robust, complex and layered BC red wine that's a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, with some Merlot grapes. Aromas of fleshy ripe black plums, espresso and graphite. Decant 1-2 hours and pair with a rare steak.

This Vanessa Vineyard Meritage 2014 was reviewed on July 4, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 160895
  • $34.00 
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Reviews and Ratings

Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Beautifully layered. Rich aromas of dark fruit, chocolate, leather, and warm spice. Full bodied, lots of chocolate and leather on the palate, mingled with some brighter than expected acidity. The dark fruit flavours shine through on a lengthy finish. This wine is lovely and would definitely benefit for an hour or so of decanting. Enjoy with prime rib.
Deborah Podurgiel Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Vanessa Vineyard’s Meritage 2014 is a rich and full-bodied red blend of 37% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot. Deep red in the glass, at first whiff, the wine is lightly pine scented with savoury herbs and dark spice. Warming at 14.7% abv, (Brix 27) this is a bone-dry Meritage (Res Sugar .70 g/l).

Very approachable now, complex and well-structured with layers of ripe dark berries, savoury herbs, fresh mushroom flavours, mocha, espresso and finishing long with sweet spice and soft vanilla on the palate. Very complex with each layer slowly revealing itself to keep me wondering what else it will offer. Tannins are present, but smooth and well-integrated. Paired with roast partridge, sautéed wild mushrooms and wild rice November 2018.

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