Fall in Love With Seaside Pearl Lover’s Lane Merlot 2020

If you look up the definition of “delicious” in the dictionary, you may see “Seaside Pearl Lover’s Lane Merlot 2020“.  Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery, located in the Fraser Valley has been producing top-quality wines and more people should know about them and enjoy their wines.  The grapes for this particular wine come from Okanagan Valley.  This winery makes small-production, top-quality wines.  Only 150 cases are produced of this wine so make sure you buy it before it sells out.

My Wine Tasting Notes

Seaside Pearl Lover’s Lane Merlot 2020 (BC $39)

Seaside Pearl Lover's Lane Merlot 2020 with wine in glass
Seaside Pearl Lover’s Lane Merlot 2020 with wine in glass

Why is Lover’s Lane on the label?  According to the winery, “The Old Yale Road is a historic early wagon road that serviced the Fraser Valley. Today, Yale Road running east is a heritage site called the “Old Yale Wagon Road.” Known fondly by locals as “Lovers Lane,” lovers of all ages meet and take romantic walks along Old Yale Wagon Road. Seaside Pearl’s Lovers’ Lane Cabernet Sauvignon is sure to impress your sweetheart.”

Appearance: A clear, medium plus garnet colour.  About 75% opaque.
Nose: Medium-intensity aromas of juicy berries, plums, black fruits, sweet spices, and oak. Not much change to the aromas after decanting.  Cinnamon spice is more prominent plus some toastiness.
Palate: Dry, light mouthfeel, soft, round and silky on the palate.  Juicy blackberries, plums, red cherries, candied red cherries, and a touch of floral, sweet spices, chocolate and integrated oak. Light intensity finessed tannins. The only change I noticed after decanting was no chocolate flavour.
Finish: Medium length finishing with a light mouthfeel.  Red cherries, berries, candied red cherries, with touches of pepperiness and floral, and light tannins. A longer finish with firmer tannins after decanting..

This wine tastes excellent just poured from the opened bottle and changes very little with decanting, so open and enjoy at your leisure.

Rating: 4.5 stars5 stars A wine with a light touch full of delicious juicy berries, plums and sweet spices aromas and flavours.  Medium length.

Where Can I Buy This Wine?

You can purchase this wine through the Seaside Pearl website, although the website currently shows the 2019 vintage.  Hopefully, the 2020 vintage will be listed soon.


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