Hillside Merlot B.C. 2018

I make no apologies for writing about wines that over deliver for the price. Wines like the Rust Gamay, Haywire Pinot Gris, Evolve Pink Effervescence come to mind. From my first taste of the Hillside Merlot I knew this wine belonged on the list. Silky smooth, richly flavoured and a long finish for less than $20? Thanks, I’ll take two! The nose and taste are beautifully integrated…jammy, chocolate and cassis all come to mind. It’s just a delicious wine that can hold its own against other B.C. Merlots at a higher price point. A perfect pairing for any big feasts in the near future. (hint, hint)

Price: $19.89 plus tax
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