Cabernet/Merlot 2015
VINEYARD:
Merlot:                         Estate Vineyard Okanagan Falls very light sandy soil
Cabernet Sauvignon:  sourced from Naramata, heavy clay loam
                       
WINEMAKING:          
The winemaking is very old fashioned as we crush the grapes, ferment them on the skins and press the skins after. The malolactic fermentation happens right after, in a temperature controlled environment, as the bacteria is super sensitive. The wine hibernates unfiltered for 12 month in French oak barrique barrels. We use 30% new and the balance in 2-5 year old barrels, as we are after a nice, structured oak taste which is not dominating the wine. Bottled under natural cork in December of the following year.
 
TASTING NOTES:      
Merlot- an Okanagan beauty combined with equally renowned Cabernet Sauvignon blends together into red wine heaven.
The Cabernet Sauvignon provides the structure (dark flavour of black currant and ripe bell pepper) while the Merlot shows off the fatter, juicier (black cherry, cocoa) component.
 
FOOD PAIRING:        
So versatile when it comes to food pairing. This wine is made to complement your dishes, not to outdo them. You won’t get tired of this wine as it got a wonderful structure combined with soft tannins and fruit. Have it with roasts, BBQ steaks, heavy stews or just a book.
 
AVAILABLE:   
Private Liquor stores, fine restaurants & winery directly.

 

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SKU: 847913
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Vineyard Designation
Merlot, Okanagan Falls Estate Vineyard, Cab. Sauv. Naramata Vineyard
Sugar
Merlot 25 brix, Cab. Sauv. 24.3 brix
Acid
6.0
pH
3.92
Aging
2020
Fermentation
Fermented on the skins, punched down morning and evening for two weeks
Bottling Date
November 2016
Residual Sugar
2.4 gr/L
Tannin
12 Months in French Oak Barrels
Alcohol %
14.1
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Mazell
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(Apr 13, 2018 at 9:42 PM)
So good, I have converted my French Bordeaux wine drinkers to this Cabernet Merlot!

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