River Stone Estate Winery 2011 Merlot - 86pts

River Stone Estate Winery 2011 Merlot (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

: Direct from winery here
Cost: $20
Alcohol: 12.4%
Production: 358 cases
Date Tasted: May 13th, 2013

Tasting Notes: Offers some typical Merlot characters of blue fruit and medium tannins with bright acidity on the palate making it a good pairing for tomato-based sauces. Atypical spiciness helps it stand-out from the crowded line-up of bland Merlot from cool vintages, but perhaps not enough to make it as memorable as the 2010. The overall experience is pleasant and improves in the glass over time. Drink 2013-2014.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013 IconWines.ca

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