"This is a textbook Okanagan Merlot."
92 points | JOHN SCHREINER
Golden Mile Bench
100% estate grown Merlot from Arise Bench.
Matured for 16 months in a a combination of new (15%) and 1-year old (85%) French oak barrels.
Lavish aromas of ripe dark berry fruits and plum are accentuated by perfumed anise and violets. The round, plush texture is richly concentrated with flavours of macerated black cherries, chocolate, and sweet spice. Smooth and supple, the mineral driven finish is long and persistent.
Roasted venison with an Okanagan bing cherry reduction.