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Pronounced dark fruit aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and plum. Hints of violet, chocolate, and vanilla. Dark cherry, baking spices and earth on the palate. Finishes with silky tannin and a full mouthfeel. Pairs well with mushroom risotto, grilled trout, and roasted root vegetables.
Enjoy now or cellar up to 10 years.
Winemaking: Pinot Noir clones 777, Pommard, 828 & 667, Mt Eden & 115 are separately hand harvested, destemmed to small batches and cold soaked for 5-7 days before fermentation by indigenous yeasts. The total time on skins is 16 to 21 days. After gentle pressing, the wine completes malolactic fermentation and is aged 13 months in French oak barrels (40% new).
Source: Fruit sourced from Golden Retreat Vineyard in Summerland and our estate in South East Kelowna.
Residual Sugar: 1.4 g/L
Awards & Ratings
- 2021 All Canadian Wine Championships, Bronze
The 2018 vintage was a featured wine in April's Wine Club package, 2021.
Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vineyard: Golden Retreat Vineyard, Summerland & SpearHead Estate Vineyard, Kelowna
Residual Sugar: 0.7 g/L
Cases Produced: 450
Appearance: Bright. Semi-opaque. Medium-dark, brick red colour.
Nose: Cherry, raspberry, vanilla, and floral aromas. Hints of pepper spice and smoke.
Palate: Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. Dry. Cherry, raspberry, and light plum flavours. Black peppercorn, cedar, green pepper, and a hint of smoke. Well balanced.
Quality: Outstanding. 91 points. Drink now or hold 2-3 years.
Food Pairing: Mongolian meatball ramen, gnocchi with truffled mushrooms, carpaccio with mustard sauce, glazed ham with pineapple and cloves, and rack of lamb with olive tapenade.