Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2014 Oldfield Reserve Merlot (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: (Not yet released) Direct from winery here
Cost: $26.99 + taxes (Est.)
Date Tasted: August 7th, 2017
Tasting Notes: Benefiting from an exceptional Southern Okanagan Valley vintage for Bordeaux varieties and fine craftsmanship, the 2014 edition of the Oldfield Reserve (formally, Oldfield Series) is their best yet. Sourced from their Black Sage Bench vineyard and blended with 15% Cabernet Franc, this already 3 year old Merlot offers an expressive nose of maturing aromas: blue and red fruits, Nutella, black raspberry seeds and caramelized vanilla.
The feminine notes continue on the fine tannin and brambly, yet, creamy palate where ripe blackberry meets spicy oak in a symbiotic symphony of flavour. The finish is long and smooth with a touch of lingering menthol. Ready to go now. Drink 2017-2021.
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