Sandhill Merlot Sandhill Estate Vineyard 2006, VQA Okanagan Valley

Merlot Merlot
British Columbia, Canada

$19.95 (131896)

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  • 8686
86 pts
6
August 01, 2009
Sandhill

Critic Reviews (5)

Nancy Morgan
Nancy Morgan

Brooding mix of violets, blackberries, anise and plum with vanilla spice on the finish. Decant for 2 hours.

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John Stewart
John Stewart

Ripe, modern, blueberry jam and melted butter on the nose. Dryish, full, fat, lush, plush tannins, high alc. (14.5%)....

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Ripe, modern, blueberry jam and melted butter on the nose. Dryish, full, fat, lush, plush tannins, high alc. (14.5%)....

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Ted Able
Ted Able

medium to full bodied, velvety tannins, medium acidity, dried dusty fruit flavours, moderate structure, cocoa powder...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a walk on the wild side with an edgy, sour and hot temperament, not to mention considerable tannin. Nose is...

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Christopher Madej
Christopher Madej

Got this on a whim when realizing how few BC wines I've really had.

The nose is loaded with ripe plums, blackberries and raspberries, with smoke, pencil lead and vanilla also present, probably de to oak aging. A bit of the alcohol is present on the nose as well unfortunately.

The wine tastes as ripe as it smells with intense plum, vanilla and berry flavors dominating the palate, fading to a finish of spice and scorched earth. Really impressive weight and texture, and pretty tasty if a little bit boozy. Tannins are pretty soft and well integrated.

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