Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Analysis: Alcohol 13.5% | pH 3.73 | Titratable acidity 6.4 g/L
Bottling Date: March 2018
Cellaring: 1-3 years
An intense, floral and fruit driven nose with red and black currant, Italian prune plum and some complex layers of vanilla, cigar and dried sage. The soft, round palate shows lots of hazelnut spiked chocolate, black cherry, blackberry and espresso with firm tannins and finishing with paprika spice and dried herbs. Try this paired with braised bison short rib or with a rich molé sauce.
In 2016, spring arrived early: sunny and warm with just enough showers to boost vine canopy growth. July and August added ideal summer heat ripening the grapes slowly. Red grapes benefited from warm days and cool nights to fully develop their flavors while retaining their acidity. All of the grapes for this blend were hand picked from our vineyards in Osoyoos and Oliver mid October.