Silent Bishop Merlot 2013

CheckMate Winery

Silent Bishop Merlot
2013

$85.00

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13780691
Format
3 x 750ml
Listing type
Private import
Status
Not available
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
Region
British Columbia
Subregion
Okanagan Valley
Varietal(s)
Merlot
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Aging vessel type
French oak (100% new)
Length of aging
21 months
Winery's website

About this winery

The von Mandl family began their journey over 40 years ago. The first sign of the real potential of the vineyards came in 1994 with a surprise win at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London for ‘Top Chardonnay in the World.’ The family has developed exceptional vineyards with distinctive Chardonnay and Merlot clones, some of which are now over 40 years old, at what are now CheckMate Artisanal Winery vineyards.

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Tasting notes

A lifted nose of roses, aniseed and bramble fruit. The palate is rich with dark fruits, cassis and savoury tannins coating the mouth.

Viticultural notes

The low vigour, sandy soils of the Black Sage Bench provide intense fruit and anisseed flavors from sites tucked into the foothills of the Okanagan highland.

Press reviews

Snow

- 90 points-

Bruce Sanderson, 2017

A polished version, boasting black cherry, plum, spice and earth flavors. Firm and fresh, building to a violet- and black cherry-singed finish.

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