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Black Sage Vineyard 2012 Merlot

Aged in French and American oak for over 12 months, the 2012 Black Sage Vineyard™ Merlot displays intense aromas of dark cherries, plum and blackberries with a hint of cocoa and spice. Black Sage Vineyard™ wines represent the best of the Okanagan Valley, and demonstrate what happens when the right vines are planted in the right location. An excellent accompaniment to BBQ, hearty stews, wild meats and savory sauces.

 Producer Black Sage Vineyard
 Region Okanagan Valley
 Country Canada
 Varietals Merlot
 Vintage 2012

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Community Reviews

4 out of 5 starsReviewed on August 05, 2015

Come back Merlot! Come back!  Mmmmmm…..Merlot. It is easily one of the most widely-planted grapes throughout the world, and is produced in almost every wine region on the planet. Merlot has fallen out of favour for most consumers, scooching over to play second fiddle to the Malbecs and blends that are dominating the battle of the basket.

We want to see the great Merlots come back into fashion and we are happy to share with you this little Canadian gem.  Black Sage Vineyards lies in the hottest, driest and sunniest pocket of the Okanagan Valley - perfect conditions to create dark, flavourful and plump Merlot grapes.

An intensely-flavoured wine, this Merlot is really jammy with lots of savoury brown butter and caramel notes. Full bodied and plush, it is a very well-balanced wine! Delicious.

4 out of 5 starsReviewed on July 27, 2015

Merlot is my favourite grape.  I say that with a bit of hesitation only because I hate to exclude all the other amazing grapes out there, but I do like to root for the underdog. Merlot suffered a hit in its reputation because of the 2004 movie "Sideways."  If you haven't seen it yet, please do. A well-made Merlot is a thing of beauty and the Black Sage Merlot has everything I love in red wine. Richness, flavour intensity, soft tannins and balance. The main flavour is black cherries with just the right amount of dark chocolate on the finish.  Absolutely delicious!

About the Producer

Black Sage Vineyard

Black Sage Vineyard

Summerland, British Columbia, Canada Summerland, British Columbia, Canada

THERE IS NO WINE-GROWING REGION IN THE WORLD QUITE LIKE THE BLACK SAGE BENCH. Located at the northern tip of the Sonoran Desert, with scorching mid-summer temperatures, the rugged bench was thought to be good for little more than growing scrub and grazing cattle in the early 1900s. When partners...

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