Growing Bordeaux varietals in the Okanagan Valley is challenging with our short growing season. The grapes that do hang on the vine to nearly harvest’s end may be a bit smaller, but they reward us with intense flavours. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot is a full-bodied wine. Merlot and Cabernet Franc provide backbone to Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure with a touch of Petit Verdot for extra body and tannins. Red cherry and cassis aromas are on the nose and extend through to the first sip. Sage, vanilla, lavender, and sandalwood notes intermingle. Eleven months of oak barrel aging complete the lingering finish.
This Cabernet Merlot blend is perfectly suited for hearty dishes, especially those with olives, mushrooms, or thyme.
Enjoy with duck served over polenta, braised beef ribs, pasta with Bolognese sauce, Asiago cheese, or eggplant Parmesan.
Appellation: 100% Okanagan Valley BC VQA
Sourcing: Black Sage Bench 71%, Osoyoos 29%
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 37%, Merlot 35%, Cabernet Franc 24%, Petit Verdot 4%
Aging: 11 months in American and French