Fairview Cellars 2004 The Bear - 92pts

Fairview Cellars 2004 The Bear (Golden Mile Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Sold out. Contact winery direct for library releases
Cost: $70-80 est
Alcohol: 13.9%
Date Tasted: December 24th, 2010

Tasting Notes: A bouquet of red and dark berries, orange peel, minerality and toasted oak, has managed to stay fresh and vibrant. The palate is relatively light for a Meritage blend - not uncommon for wines of the vintage - very similar weight to the Black Hills 2004 Nota Bene. Red fruits dominate the palate which has evolved into an elegant, subtle Siren with a chalky texture and smooth, mellow tannins. This wine has peaked and is drinking beautifully now. Drink 2011-2013.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011 IconWines.ca

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