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Altitude, 2019

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2019 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 14.6% ALC/VOL
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot

Altitude is our most premium wine. It is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, which has been aged for 21 months in 30% new French oak giving it a very rich and full mouthfeel. This is definitely one for the cellar. Or, if you just can't wait, we recommend decanting it for an hour or two before enjoying, you'll be glad you did!

Nose: cedar, black currant, tobacco leaf, chocolate, graphite

Palate: cola, black cherry, clove, red currant, plum, pomegranate

  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Bronze Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Bronze Medal
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    The 2015 vintage was a featured wine in May's Wine Club package, 2020.


    Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.


    Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
    Varietals: Merlot (75%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%)
    Vineyard: Various Naramata Bench vineyards
    Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/L
    Cases Produced: 208


    Appearance: Opaque purple-ruby in colour.
    Nose: Cedary, tobacco, blackcurrant bouquet with oak spice and a light floral note.
    Palate: Medium to full-bodied, richly extracted flavours of blackcurrant and plum with notes of cinnamon and mocha chocolate. Firmly structured with evident but ripe tannins.
    Quality: 91-92 points, dependent on cellaring. Outstanding. Hold 1-2 years.


    Food Pairing: Beef short ribs with black pepper sauce, grilled lamb chops with honey and herb chimichurri, caprese salad with flank steak, balsamic roast chicken with tomatoes and swiss chard, and quinoa jambalaya.

    • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Bronze Medal