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2018 Hidden Valley Vineyard Merlot

2018 Hidden Valley Vineyard Merlot
92 Points - Gismondi On Wine

NEW LABEL! Tucked behind the winery, the bowl-shaped Hidden Valley Vineyard is a beautifully warm site that produces ripe fruit of deep flavour and rich tannin.  Aromas of black raspberry, clove and licorice are echoed on the palate, finishing with a supple mouthfeel.  So fun to taste and compare with our Gjoa’s Vineyard Merlot and Dickinson Vineyard Merlot!  

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SKU: 166181-18
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Naramata Bench
Vineyard Designation
Hidden Valley
Alcohol %
13
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Tasting Notes
Tucked behind the winery, the bowl-shaped Hidden Valley vineyard is a beautifully warm site that produces ripe fruit of deep flavour and rich tannin. Aromas of black raspberry, clove and licorice are echoed on the palate, finishing with a supple mouthfeel. So fun to taste and compare with our Gjoa's Vineyard Merlot and Dickinson Vineyard Merlot!
Awards
92 Points - Gismondi On Wine Silver - National Wine Awards of Canada 2022
Winemaker Notes
Hand harvested and sorted was fermented from the very low-yielding (2.2 tons per acre) southwest facing block in Hidden Valley after a moderately warm, but long growing season. A 14 day cold soak, then controlled fermentation were followed by extended maceration (28 days total), malolactic fermentation in oak, and a further 12 months barrel maturation in French oak (28% new)
Production
168 cases

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