Black Sage Merlot 2012, VQA Bc Okanagan Valley

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Merlot Merlot
British Columbia, Canada

$22.95 (593053)

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87 pts
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August 22, 2015

Critic Reviews (6)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Expressive fruit on the nose, pretty in rubies and red raspberry. The palate’s corso runs a bit coarse, with more...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a very typical southern Okanagan red, quite full bodied savoury and earthy with considerable tannin. It has...

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National Wine Awards of Canada
National Wine Awards of Canada

Aggregate final score from judges at the 2015 National Wine Awards of Canada. June 2015.

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Ripe, bold and quite firmly structured, with noted, palate warming alcohol (13.5% declared), wood influence and...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Menthol, cherry, savoury, tobacco, dried herb, coffee and olive aromas. Soft, round, fresh palate with coffee,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A correct and representative merlot that offers restrained use of oak. Dry and quite tannic. Not particularly...

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Community Reviews (1)

Trevor Sabourin
Trevor Sabourin

A ripe, fruit-forward merlot that shows some nice restraint and structure. Bouquet of jammy black fruit, roasted bell peppers, mocha, vanilla, sweet baking spices, smoke, and pencil shavings. Lots of dark cherry upfront on the palate, then more roasted bell pepper, mocha, and warming baking spice. Round and juicy. Medium-full bodied. Medium acidity and medium-high, slightly gritty tannins. This wine would probably be better integrated in a year or so.

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