2017 Merlot Cabernet Franc


75% Merlot/25% Cabernet Franc.

A portion of the Merlot was sourced from one of our home vineyards on Anarchist Mountain, Osoyoos BC, along with a grower vineyard in Oliver. The Cabernet Franc grapes were sourced from the Naramata Bench. Each variety was processed separately and aged in a combination of new and seasoned French oak for nine months before being married together in the final blend. 

The nose reveals herbaceous notes of sage and eucalyptus, followed by hints of wet forest floor, leather and a medicinal quality. A baked cherry bouquet also shows through on the fruit forward palate with juicy red berries and plum. It finishes with a light hint of herbaceousness, integrated tannin structure, and a lingering finish.

pH 3.80, TA 6.15, Alcohol 13.3%, 374 cases produced           

"The cranberry aromas of Cabernet Franc highlight the deep plum and blackberry scents of Merlot.  Flavours of blackcurrant, black cherries and chocolate linger on the palate.  Beautifully balanced, this wine has velvety smooth tannins and a seamless finish. Drink now! 91 Points."

~ Julian Park, BC Wine Trends