Stag's Hollow Winery 2007 The Heritage Block - 88-89pts

Stag's Hollow Winery 2007 The Heritage Block (Okanagan Falls) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: BCLDB stores. Direct from winery
Cost: $24.99
Alcohol: 14%
Production: 896 cases
Date Tasted: August 11th, 2010

Tasting Notes: I love the name of this meritage blend of 48% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. "The Heritage Block" sounds noble and historic. It makes you think of a firm, yet gentle character with proven ideas - an appropriate description of the wine itself.

The prominent, yet rounded tannins are a great backbone to the wine offering sound structure and some aging potential. The nose is delightfully intense with prune, cedar and cherry aromas with just a hint of coffee bean and tobacco notes. The palate offers flavours of cassis, plum, vanilla, spicy oak and leather with bright acidity and a moderate-plus finish with lingering spice. The balance is spot on. This is a fun evening sipper on its own or pair with leaner, grilled meats. Drink 2010-2015.
 - Liam Carrier

Also see:
Stag's Hollow Winery 2009 Sauvignon Blanc

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