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CedarCreek Platinum Merlot 2013, British Columbia

Rating
90.00
Year
2013
Region
Okanagan Valley
Varietal
Merlot
Price
$37.99 in B.C.

A single-vineyard offering from the Okanagan winery's prime Desert Ridge property, this big red comes out swinging with punchy, ripe fruit and invigorating spice. A sweet centre of dark berries and cassis is disciplined and pulled in tight by tannins, bitter cocoa and savoury notes of espresso, cedar and tobacco. Available in select B.C. liquor stores or direct from the winery, cedarcreek.bc.ca.

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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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