Merlot 2014

Released: July 2016

Bouquet: Spiced plum and blackberry. Palate: Full bodied, spiced dark fruit and cedar. Food Pairings: Red meats.

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Harvest Notes

The 2014 vintage produced a lavish crop of remarkable quality. Our vineyard, which is situated above Skaha Lake on a westerly slope, is an optimal setting for fine wine production. Above average temperatures throughout the spring and summer months, coupled with cool nights, allowed the grapes to flourish throughout the growing season. Long sunny days provided ample opportunity for increased photosynthesis and Brix accumulation. Harvest in the Okanagan began a little early due to a beautiful warm fall, which has resulted in magnificent flavors and strong tannic structures in our wines.


Our 2014 Merlot has a vibrant brick red colour. Aromas of spiced plums and ripe blackberries leads to fruit cake with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. On the palate, spiced dark fruit and cedar gives way to cured meat flavours that shows excellent structure and body. The acidic backbone holds it all together nicely as it finishes with mouth-coating tannins and a hint of mint.

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Vintage Award Competition
2015 Bronze BC Wine Awards 2017
2014 Gold National Wine Awards of Canada 2017
2014 Bronze Intervin International Wine Awards 2016
2013 Gold BC Wine Awards 2015
2013 Silver BC Best of Varietal 2016
2012 Honours Intervin International Wine Awards 2014
2012 Gold All Canadian Wine Championships 2015
2010 Winner Intervin International Wine Awards 2013
2010 Silver National Wine Awards of Canada 2013
2009 Gold All Canadian Wine Championships 2012
2009 Bronze Canadian Wine Awards 2012
2009 Bronze BC Wine Awards 2012
2008 Bronze National Wine Awards of Canada 2011
2007 Silver All Canadian Wine Championships 2009
2007 Finalist The Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in British Columbia Wines 2009
2007 Bronze OWFS Fall 2009
2007 Finalist BC Best of Varietal 2011
2006 Silver Canadian Wine Awards 2010
2005 Silver Canadian Wine Awards 2007
2005 Silver OWFS Fall 2007
2005 Highly Recommended OWFS Spring 2007
2004 Gold OWFS Fall 2006
2004 Silver LA County Fair 2006
2004 Best Canadian Red International Value Wine Awards 2006
2004 Highly Recommended OWFS Spring 2006
2004 Bronze Canadian Wine Awards 2006
2003 Highly Recommended OWFS Spring 2005
2003 Bronze Canadian Wine Awards 2005
2002 Gold All Canadian Wine Championships 2004
2002 Bronze Canadian Wine Awards 2004