Merlot VQA

$20.99

We Smell – Dark plum. Some anise. We Taste – Blackberry.

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Description

Blend
91% Merlot
7% Cab. Franc
2% Cab. Sauv.

Over the past 25 years, we’ve experimented with oak. A lot. And what we discovered is full-bodied red wines need at least 20 months in barrel to age properly – a decision that sits well with our palates and less well with our accountant. Cost based winemaking demands turning around your barrels in 12-month cycles. Fortunately, we’re not aging wine for our accountant’s pleasure, but for yours. All our winemaking decisions get the same attention to detail as the Merlot does. And the results show in every bottle. On that, you have our word.
A Not-So-Little, Little Thing
From a very warm vintage, all the very ripe fruit in this wine comes from the southern Okanagan around Osoyoos.

Wine Specs

Vintage 2012
Varietal Merlot
Appellation VQA, Okanagan Valley B.C.
Harvest Date October 8 – November 8, 2012
Acid 6.3
pH 3.46
Aging 20 months in French oak
Fermentation 21 days in Stainless steel
Bottling Date July 14 & 15, 2014
Residual Sugar 1.3
Alcohol % 14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
We Smell – Dark plum. Some anise. We Taste – Blackberry.
Food Pairing Notes
A hamburger with a little bit of blue cheese stuffed inside it.

Additional information

Bottle Size

750 ml

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