LaStella Winery 2007 Allegretto Merlot - 89pts

LaStella Winery 2006 Allegretto Merlot (Osoyoos Lake Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Limited. Direct from winery. Select VQA stores.
Cost: $38-45
Alcohol: 14.4%
Production: 357 cases
Date Tasted: July 13th, 2010

Tasting Notes: Quality Merlot from Black Sage Bench winery Lastella who source great fruit from all over the Okanagan Valley. The fruit for this Merlot comes from a sandy vineyard in south Osoyoos: one of the hottest and driest spots in the Province. The resulting wine has good, ripe tannins and offers a lovely expression of dark berry fruits on the nose and palate. 18 months in French oak imparts vanilla and toasted oak to the flavour profile.

Winemaker Daniel Bontorin has delivered a quality and tasty Merlot with nice weight and texture on the palate and a balanced, moderate-plus finish. Pair with roasted, red meats. Drink now through 2014.
 - Liam Carrier

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