Grape49% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc

Wine regionOkanagan, British Columbia, Canada

WinemakingThis vintage is made with fruit from a number of our vineyards as well as long time, local growers in the south Okanagan. We selected Sitrus Hill Vineyard’s warm and sunny site in west Osoyoos for their Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Along with Chahal Vineyard in north Oliver for Merlot, and one of our vineyard manager Iqbal Gill’s vineyards in Oliver for his Cabernet Franc. The varietals were fermented separately in our Italian style, Ganimede fermenters, for a gentle extraction of the fruit’s colours and flavours. Following malolatic fermentation, the resulting wines are blended and aged in equal parts American and French oak for eight months for a pleasing Bordeaux style wine that is ready to enjoy now.

Winemaker’s CommentsOur approachable blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc has enticing aromas of black currant, dark cherry, and light toast. The soft and pleasing palate has nicely rounded tannins, with bright plum, vanilla, and cedar notes.

AgingAged 8 months in 50% American oak and 50% French oak.

Food PairingA fantastic wine for weeknight dinners or parties, pair with good friends and a NY striploin hot off the bbq.