Wild Goose Vineyards 2012 Red Horizon Meritage, Okanagan Valley, $22

By on March 18, 2015

wild-goose-vineyards-red-horizon-meritage-2012-bottleHagen Kruger continues to rack up praise for his nascent red wine program, and he’s done well with this Meritage of Merlot (55%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) and Petit Verdot from the family’s Kerry Hill and Secrest vineyards in the southern Okanagan. Lovely oak tones create sweet aromas of a freshly steamed mocha, dark plum and blackberry. On the palate, that oak profile is fairly thick, but so is the fruit, hinting at flavors of blackberry, black currant and dark chocolate. It’s a big wine with moderate frontal tannins and sweeping pomegranate acidity. The Krugers suggest enjoying this with pasta and meats from their Smoke and Oak Bistro — which re-opens in May.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 500 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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