2018 Reserve Meritage

Fresh blackberry, brambleberry, dark cherry and hints of vanilla with a refined and structured finish.

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Our 2018 Reserve Meritage was grown in two of our estate vineyards. Osoyoos, the region’s most southern area, is comprised of arid benchlands that benefit from the lake’s effect  providing the region with more than 200 frost-free days. This warm climate allows our Bordeaux varietals to completely ripen for full flavour. The Oliver Vineyard estate is a diverse vineyard with more than 60 different individual blocks, affording us an amazing array of premium quality fruit.

The 2018 harvest began earlier than anticipated due to above average growing degree days in the spring. Summer arrived with cooler temperatures, encouraging the fruit to develop beautiful acidity and allowing more time for full flavour retention. One of the coolest Septembers on record followed, slowing down the sugar accumulation and allowing the fruit to fully develop phenologically. Harvest concluded on November 8, with the extended season yielding a crop of uniformly ripened fruit with mouthwatering freshness and acidity.

Varietals | Cabernet Franc (45%), Merlot (44%), Petit Verdot (9%), Cabernet Sauvignon (1%), Malbec (1%)
Appellation | Okanagan Valley BC VQA
Estate | Osoyoos (45%), Oliver (55%)
Harvested | October 2017
Maturation | 15 months in French & American Oak

ABV | 14.5%
TA | 5.6 g/L
PH | 3.71

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