Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2008 Oldfield Series Merlot - 89pts

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2008 Oldfield Series Merlot (Golden Mile Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from winery here. BCLDB stores
Cost: $24.99
Alcohol: 15%
Date Tasted: September 19th, 2011

Tasting Notes: He wants "a smooth, easy-drinking Merlot with decent complexity". She wants "something big with lots of character". Fictionalized wine-review-couple, may I introduce to you, Marriage Councelor Merlot by Tinhorn Creek.
The Oldfield Series Merlot is the reserve tier of the merry-berry varietal which successfully, and with the utmost dignaty, manages to satisfy everyone. Big tannins, due to a prolonged jam session in oak, blend nicely with juicy, ripe mixed berry flavours and sultry, savoury notes of spice and smoke. As Tinhorn Creek has done the bottle aging for you, this wine is ready to go now, yet, will keep for another 4-5 years with propper storage if you want to wait.. Drink 2011-2015.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011 IconWines.ca