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Quails’ Gate Merlot 2014, British Columbia

Rating
90.00
Year
2014
Region
Okanagan Valley
Varietal
Merlot
Price
$21.99 in B.C.

Full-bodied and dry, with a gentle tug from chalky tannins. The 2014 merlot is handsomely structured, not your wimpy-smooth merlot like so many mass-produced versions. Imagine rich berries crushed on a smoky cedar plank, with a whiff of vanilla thrown in. Decant it now or cellar it for up to eight more years. Available in BC Liquor Stores or direct from the winery, quailsgate.com.

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Life columnist

Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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