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Hillside Winery

2018 Gjoa's Vineyard Merlot

2018 Gjoa's Vineyard Merlot
Single Vineyard Series

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SKU: 166173-18
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Wine Specs
Naramata Bench
Vineyard Designation
Gjoa Vineyard
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This elegant wine shows dark fruits, with meaty umami undertones, followed by silky fine-grained tannins. So fun to taste and compare with our Hidden Valley Merlot or Dickinson Vineyard Merlot!
90 Points - DJ Kearney
Silver - National Wine Awards of Canada 2022
Winemaker Notes
Gjoa's Vineyard is an older vineyard (planted 1989) on Naramata Road "below the road", giving the fruit great complexity due to its interesting lacustrine soils. A moderate summer created fruit with bright flavours and provided the hang-time for nicely ripened tannins. The super-long cold soak - 2 full weeks! - led to mid-palate flavour intensity, and the extended maceration created optimum tannin presence.
168 cases

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