• Shelley Boettcher

World-class red from Okanagan

The word Mer’r’iym (pronounced mur’-eem’) means “marriage” in the indigenous language of the Osoyoos Indian Band; the word is a terrific description of this Meritage, a beautiful marriage of BC grapes.

And those grapes? They include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc.

Muscular and full-bodied, it has layers of blackcurrant, dark cherries, vanilla, chocolate, baking spices and more.

Part of Nk'Mip's estate wine series, this is a premium wine for premium occasions, and only a little is produced each year.

Pair with something special: perhaps a perfectly cooked prime rib or steak. About $55.

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