Upper Bench Estate Winery 2013 Estate Merlot - 90-91pts

Upper Bench Estate Winery 2013 Estate Merlot (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $38
Alcohol: 14.9%
Production: 116 cases
Date Tasted: March 5th, 2017

Tasting Notes: A sensual, black fruit and vanilla-infused Merlot with a potent backbone of sweet tar, spice and toasted oak. Finishes long and cool with lingering blackberry puree and dusty, fine tannins. Sourced from Upper Bench's home vineyard along the Naramata Bench, this Merlot spends 
20 months in 30% new French oak barrels prior to bottling. At nearly 4 years of age its maturing beautifully with more development to come. Drink now-2021.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2017 IconWines.ca

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