Vintage 2013 was a season of change – early to start, late to finish, and with exceptional f lavour potential. A warmer than normal spring brought early budbreak followed by an extremely rainy June that slowed vine growth. Balance was restored with above average temperatures in July and August allowing grapes to mature along a normal ripening curve. The warmest vintage since 2003 cooled off just in time for harvest. In September, heavy rainfall caused significant delays in the grape harvest resulting in our longest picking season ever. Overall, fruit quality was superb for both red and white varietals and the wines are showing excellent balance and character.
A rich and seductive Pinot Noir with eticing aromas of raspberry, black cherry and Asian spices. The suave palate is bursting with wild berry fruit and is enhanced by further notes of cola, mineral and a subtle hint of French oak.
|100% Pinot Noir|
|13.5% Alc. | R.S. 23.3 g/l | T.A. 5.2 g/l | pH 3.65|
|Oaked:||Aged in French oak for 9 months (10% new)|
|Harvest:||September/ October 2013|
Lakeshore (77%) and Naramata Ranch (23%)