Estate Collection

Merlot

2018

Our Desert Ridge vineyard wreaks havoc on vineyard tools. Round river rocks and heavy soils make for rough terrain. Despite these challenges, it’s one of our favourite sites. Why? Because the unforgiving land forces our vines to work hard and dig deep for water, and the rocks soak up the afternoon sun, radiating the heat back to the vines at night.

Product details

Harvest Date September 29 – November 1, 2018
Blend 92% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc
Fermentation 28 days in stainless steel
Aging 15 months in French oak barrels
Cellaring Enjoy now or cellar through 2023
Alcohol 14.5% ta 6.3 g/l
Residual Sugar 0.40 g/l ph 3.64

Plum and dried fruits dominate the nose. Elegant on the palate with cranberries, plums and earthy characters leading into a soft and generous finish.

Above average growing degree days in the spring contributed to an early budbreak. Cooler days and evenings arrived in August, which slowed down the ripening of the grapes and allowed for greater flavour development while retaining freshness and acidity.

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