Church and State Wines 2010 Coyote Bowl Series Merlot - 88pts

Church and State Wines 2010 Coyote Bowl Series Merlot (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Direct from winery here
Cost: $24.90
Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 642 cases
Date Tasted: May 28th, 2014

Tasting Notes: Sourced from the Vanessa Vineyard in the Similkameen Valley, the Coyote Bowl Series Merlot distinguishes itself from the winery's 'regular' Merlot with more pronounced oak influence in the form of tasty, vanilla and spice aromas and flavours which add a sensual note to the classic, mixed berry and black cherry profile. A touch of residual sugar adds body and depth but never nears Apothic Red levels, thankfully. A nice vein of wild berry acidity runs through the core keeping the palate fresh and balanced.

This is a great wine for grilled meats and for dinner parties when you can't predict what will be served. Drink 2014-2017.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014

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