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The Hatch Screaming Frenzy Meritage 2014

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Jon Steeves rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Yielding from carefully selected fruit from the Blind Creek vineyard in the BC Similkameen Valley, this wine is vinified from 60% Cab Franc and 40% Merlot. Smooth, deep and well structured with robust tannins and fruit. 14.4% ABV declared. Integrating alcohol. Paired well with braised beef short ribs, BBQ AAA beef tenderloin and butter seared mushrooms. Tasted Dec 2016. Rated 92/100. Winner of the silver medal at the 2016 National Wine Awards of Canada.
Monique Sosa rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Rich, smooth and calling for more. This full-bodied bordelais style blend shows enticing complex notes of black plum, violets, sweet baking spice, anise and graphite minerality. It's well-balanced and mouthwatering with long lasting notes of cassis and mint. Pair with craberry balsamic glazed roasted pork tenderloin. Tasted Dec 2016 - @sommsosa / bespoketastings.ca

Natalie's Review

The Hatch Screaming Frenzy Meritage 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: A ripe, luscious, smooth and full-bodied BC red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes. Aromas of blackberries and cassis. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2014-2018. 13% D 750 mL Score: 90/100. January 8, 2017  Full Review




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