Reviewing 3 very comparable, reasonably priced, red meritage blends from BC.
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My Written Reviews.
2007 Mt. Boucherie “Summit Reserve” BC (CA) SMELL: Peppery! (Freshly Cracked Peppercorns) Red Bell pepper, Leather, earth, savory aromas. Black currents. TASTE: So Peppery, leathery, Black currents, Black Fruits, Soft Black cherry, slight dark earthy chocolate. Savory structured (slightly bitter) tannins, need more time. BIG Full Bodied Wine. SUMMARY: GOOD+ ($25.00)
2007 McWatters Collection, Meritage BC (CA) SMELL: Very earthy, sandy dirty gravelly minerals, floral, red fruit aromas, big round red cherries, maraschino cherry, red currents, rounded aromas, milk chocolate. TASTE: Soft mouth feel, palate has a few holes in the mid palate, slightly sweet sharp flavors up front, finishes with soft round milk chocolate and cherries, slight coffee flavors. Softer, medium+ bodied red. Very approachable wine. SUMMARY: GOOD+ ($25.00)
2009 RiverStone “Corner Stone” BC (CA) SMELL: Balanced pepper meets red berry fruit aromas, younger wine, cherries and currents with raspberries and strawberries. TASTE: Tons of tart berry flavors, Blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, red currents, flavorful earthy peppered dark chocolate tannins to finish. Built for time but drinking very well now. SUMMARY: GOOD+ ($29.00)