Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2012 Oldfield Series Merlot - 90-91pts

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2012 Oldfield Series Merlot (Golden Mile Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

: Direct from winery here
Cost: $26.99
Alcohol: 14.9%

Production: 2076
Date Tasted: September 8th, 2015

Tasting Notes: A feminine, expressive example of Merlot, sourced from Tinhorn's sandy, Diamondback Vineyard along the Black Sage Bench, offering a silky-smooth approach to delivering the berry fruit and herb characters we've come to love and expect from the grape. Aged for 18 months in new and 2nd-fill French oak barrels prior to bottling, imparting toasty-caramel, vanilla and spice notes on the nose and enhancing the fine tannins on the well-balanced, refined, palate.
 Ready to go now, though, will hold for many years in your cellar with some further development. Drink 2015-2019.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2015 IconWines.ca

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