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  • 2020 All Canadian Wine Championships, Bronze

Crescendo, 2018

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2018 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 13.5% ALC/VOL

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  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot

Critic's Rating91 pts


Merlot | Cabernet Franc | Cabernet Sauvignon | Petit Verdot

Defined as a ‘gradual increase in intensity’, the name Crescendo is an appropriate description of this Bordeaux-style blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. A delicate, perfumed nose with raspberry puree and vanilla precedes the red plum and liquorice on the palate, along with supple tannins and a long, lingering finish.


Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

91 pts

- Tony Aspler


  • 2020 All Canadian Wine Championships, Bronze 2020 All Canadian Wine Championships, Bronze


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Tasting Notes

This was a featured wine in June's Wine Club package, 2020.


Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.


Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Varietals: Merlot (43%), Cabernet Franc (40%), Cabernet Sauvignon (9%), Petit Verdot (8%)
Vineyard: Select vineyards in Oliver, BC
Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/L
Cases Produced: 467


Appearance: Deep ruby colour.
Nose: Cigar box, blackcurrant nose.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, elegant and beautifully balanced flavours of blackcurrant and plum with well-integrated oak and great length. Very Bordeaux-like.
Quality: Outstanding. 91-93 points. Drinking beautifully now, but will repay cellaring for a couple of years.


Food Pairing: Rosemary and garlic-crusted ham, walnut and mushroom-stuffed venison, roasted lamb loin with cabernet sauce, filet mignon with garlic-wasabi sauce and quinoa, and vegetarian chilli with chickpeas and squash.

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