Released: July 2016
Bouquet: Spiced plum and blackberry.
Palate: Full bodied, spiced dark fruit and cedar.
Food Pairings: Red meats.
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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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|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|