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Forty Creek Resolve, 43%

Price: $75 Issue: Fall 2020 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

A rich, full nose interweaves red wine, canned pears, smidgens of barrel wood, and dark maple syrup into a plush Christmas cake palate. Weighty and mouth-filling amid unsweetened breakfast cereal and mild tannins, balanced by candied fruit, prunes, crisp apples, and dried pears and apricots. Glowing peppery heat moves to the middle of the tongue before a long, spicy, and pithy yet creamy finish.