Some days, our winemaker is easily distracted and we love that about him. It’s that creative, free spirit that doesn’t always adhere to the rules that we wanted for this uninhibited wine blend. Attention to detail mixed with creativity, experience, and great tastebuds. A touch of this, a smidge of that, tasting, re-tasting, and voilà, a devilishly good wine.
This blend explodes with juice in your mouth but still has that definite structure and complexity that comes from distinctive wines from the Okanagan Valley. It will not disappoint. Red cherry, pomegranate and violet are on the nose and continue with your first lush sip. Flavours of black tea, licorice, boysenberry and ripe plums extend through the silky finish. This wine is big, yet approachable, and will tempt you into wanting more.
Of course, we’re thinking about Devil’s Food Cake as, dare we say it, a heavenly pairing. Some other tantalizing treats are stone baked pizza smothered in tomato sauce, a grilled steak with sautéed mushrooms, and certain spicy foods, like an arrabiata sauce with pasta or meat rubs with a kick. To keep it simple, our winemaker suggests adding freshly ground pepper on whatever you’re serving. And if you’re looking for something easy, appetizers like assorted olives, baked kale chips, or marinated artichokes and peppers work great. Act like our winemaker, don’t limit your choices. Be tempted, and try several.
|Varietals:||Merlot 65%, Petit Verdot 20%, Shiraz 15%|
|12% Alc. | R.S. Dry | T.A. 6.0 g/l | pH: 3.63 | 750 mL|
|Oak:||12 months in French & American oak|
|Vineyards:||Oliver 75%, Osoyoos 23%, Kelowna 2%|