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This wine invites you in with rich aromas of blackberry, dark plums, cassis and sweet spices. The palate, with its velvety tannins and high acid, offers bold and juicy black fruit layered with pepper, baking spices, vanilla and chocolate. Those who cellar this wine will be rewarded.
|Appellation:||Penticton - Skaha Lake|
|Harvest Date:||Various dates|
|Bottling Date:||May 30, 2016|
|Titratable Acid:||6.5 g/L|
|Volatile Acid:||0.83 g/L|
|Residual Sugar:||2.3 g/L|
|Brix at Harvest:|
|Free S02:||27.0 mg/L|
|Total S02 at Harvest:||82.0|
This vintage is a blend of 33% Merlot, 21%, Cabernet Franc, 19% Malbec 16% Petit Verdot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Aged 18 months 30% new French oak.
94 POINTS John Schreiner This is 33% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 19% Malbec, 16% Petit Verdot and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon. Once again, it was aged 18 months in French oak (30% new), accounting for the svelte, polished texture of its long, ripe tannins. It begins with aromas of black cherry, black currant, spice and vanilla. The palate is rich, with flavours of black cherry and black currant mingled with notes of blackberry, mocha, tobacco, vanilla and spice. The wine, if decanted, is accessible now but is built to age for 10 or 15 years.