2018 Opening Gambit Merlot

An intense nose of black cherry, raspberry, cassis, black tea and tobacco with creamy undertones. The palate is charming, opening with cassis, raspberry, blackberry and black cherry fruits giving way to chocolate, tobacco notes, polished tannins and a long elegant mineral finish.

Osoyoos East Bench
Aromas & Texture
Intense & Layered
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  • Wine Accolade - 94 Points - Anthony Gismondi, Wine Writer

This wine begins with intense aromas of cassis and cherry. The intensity is repeated on the palate with ripe flavours of dark cherry and cassis that lead to hints of chocolate and tobacco on the very long finish. The plush tannins enhance the texture.

98 Points, John Schreiner

The fruit is an intense mix of black cherry, raspberry, cassis, tobacco, and stony, black tea notes. Soft, round, and charming, it is already showing signs of early drinkability.

94 Points, Anthony Gismondi

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