2018 Original Vines Cabernet Franc Merlot
WINEMAKING: Hand picked clusters were de-stemmed and then hand sorted by a team of 8. Individual berries were allowed to drop into tank one at a time ensuring only the best fruit was used for this blend. 18 months later, our favourite barrels were blended together after 9 months aging individually in neutral and new oak barrels (65% French and 35% American, 30% of which was new). The wine was then blended into tank where it aged an additional 2 months.
NOTES: The pinnacle of our Original Vines series, this wine is meant to cellar for up to a decade or more. From the heart of Okanagan Falls on Oliver Ranch Rd. this wine has black fruits, licorice, and spice on the nose, while the palate features flavours of plum, chocolate, blackberry with significant structure. Roast beef or seared steak is the ideal match. The blend is 58% Cabernet Franc and 42% Merlot.
Product Profile: 2018 Original Vines Cabernet Franc Merlot