Cabernet Merlot 2015
Released: April 2017
Palate: Luscious plum and blackberry followed by cherries and toasted oak.
Food Pairings: Red meats such as roast lamb or BBQ'd steaks, smoked meats and even dark chocolate.
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The 2015 season started off mild, increasing the
possibility for a drought season. Spring arrived and life came back to the
vineyard in a rapid pace, offering the most growing degree days for the
Okanagan Valley in a short period of time. The buds swelled early, pressuring
us to monitor for cutworms and early frost. Above average temperatures
throughout mid-spring and summer allowed the vines to flourish.
A new record was set at Blasted Church for earliest harvest, with our sparkling grapes coming off first. The remainder of the grapes were analytically ready, but still developing their flavour characteristics, thus began the game with Mother Nature to see if the Brix/TA/pH would continue to rise as flavours began to develop. Even with the above challenges, the vineyard team brought in clean, flavourful fruit for our winemaking team to create a wonderful vintage.
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|2015||Silver||BC Wine Awards 2017|
|2013||Gold||National Wine Awards of Canada 2016|
|2013||Gold||BC Best of Varietal 2016|
|2011||Bronze||National Wine Awards of Canada 2014|
|2011||Bronze||BC Wine Awards 2014|
|2010||Gold||All Canadian Wine Championships 2013|
|2010||Silver||Intervin International Wine Awards 2013|
|2010||Top 25 Wines for Cornucopia 2013||Cornucopia 2013|
|2010||Bronze||National Wine Awards of Canada 2013|
|2010||Bronze||BC Wine Awards 2013|
|2009||Silver||Canadian Wine Awards 2012|
|2009||Bronze||BC Wine Awards 2012|
|2008||Silver||Canadian Wine Awards 2010|
|2008||Best Red Wine of the Year / Double Gold||All Canadian Wine Championships 2011|
|2007||Silver||All Canadian Wine Championships 2010|
|2006||Bronze||Canadian Wine Awards 2008|
|2006||Bronze||OWFS Fall 2008|
|2005||Gold||OWFS Fall 2007|
|2005||Bronze||Canadian Wine Awards 2007|
|2004||Gold||All Canadian Wine Championships 2006|
|2004||Best Canadian Red||International Value Wine Awards 2006|
|2004||Best Red Blends||International Value Wine Awards 2006|
|2004||Bronze||OWFS Fall 2006|
|2003||Highly Recommended||OWFS Spring 2005|