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Merlot, 2019

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2019 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 13.7% ALC/VOL

Our 2019 Merlot vintage is fresh and elegant with a vibrant natural acidity along with ripe flavours and texture from our Diamond Back Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench. Fermented using natural yeasts in a controlled environment preserves the fruit flavours. The wine is put into a variety of French, Hungarian and American Oak barrels where it aged for 12 months prior to bottling.

  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2021, Bronze Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2021, Bronze Medal
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    The 2019 vintage was a featured wine in January's Wine Club, 2022.

    Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
    Varietals: Merlot (92%), Cabernet Franc (3%), Cabernet Sauvignon (3%), Malbec (2%)
    Vineyard: Diamondback Vineyard
    Residual Sugar: <1 g/L
    Cases Produced: 8,477

    Appearance: Semi-opaque. Ruby colour.
    Nose: Dark cherry, plum, violets, green herbs, smoke, and pepper spice. Earthy note.
    Palate: Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. Dark cherry, blackberry, plum, leather, black tea, licorice. Hint of black pepper. Green vegetal note on finish.
    Quality: Very Good+ / Outstanding. 89 – 90 points.

    Food Pairing: Tennessee meatloaf, roasted chicken with thyme and onions, grilled sirloin steak with blue cheese butter, veal chop with portabella mushrooms, and baked eggplant parmesan.

    • National Wine Awards of Canada 2021, Bronze Medal