Cassini Cellars 2013 Nobilus (Golden Mile Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from the winery here
Production: 187 cases
Date Tasted: December 6th, 2016
Tasting Notes: The Nobilus is a 100% Merlot release that proves the much maligned grape and often overshadowed blending partner to the Cabernets, can stand on its own. The 2013 edition impresses with its complexity, refinement and balance. Aromas of cassis, blackberry, menthol, vanilla, spiced cocoa liqueur and toasted oak are followed by similar flavours on the brooding, dry and full-bodied palate with grippy tannins and mouth-watering acidity adding structure and texture.
Finishes long with lingering iodine, blackberry puree and spice notes making it an excellent pairing for medium-rare steaks or other red meat dishes. Ready to go now, yet, should age nicely over the next few years. Drink now-2020.
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