2019 Opening Gambit Merlot

An intense nose of black cherry, raspberry, cassis and black forest cake with creamy undertones. The palate opens with cassis, raspberry, blackberry and black cherry fruits giving way to chocolate, tobacco notes and polished tannins.

Osoyoos East Bench
Aromas & Texture
Intense & Layered
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As mentioned, the wine has an extra lift this year, a mix of black raspberries and cassis with a whiff of black forest cake on the nose. The palate is similar, with more cassis, blackberry, and cherry that fade into savoury, dark chocolate, and tobacco finish. Expect a richer, denser, fuller style that will age.

95 Points, Anthony Gismondi

This full-bodied wine begins with intense aromas of cassis, black cherry and raspberry that reminded one taster of Black Forest cake. The flavours echoed the aromas, along with notes of chocolate. The finish lingers.

98 Points, John Schreiner

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