Estate Reserve

2013 Estate Reserve Red

Retail
$59.90
Wine Club
$53.91
Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Cabernet Franc
Petit Verdot
Malbec
Vintage
2013
Country
Canada
Region
Similkameen
Alcohol
13.1%
Bottle size
750 mL

Awards

Title
Silver
Year
2018
Event
Decanter World Wine Awards
Description

Our Estate Reserve wines are the pinnacle of our portfolio. They are designed to showcase the specific and unique terroir of our Estate Vineyard on the Upper Bench of the Similkameen Valley. The 2013 vintage of our Estate Reserve Red is a perfumed and expressive wine displaying a layered complexity. Limited supplies remaining.

Nose

On the nose the wines offers a blend of blackberry and black currant, raspberry, with notes of cedar-tinged undergrowth and hints of violet.

Mouth

On the palate the wine is fresh, lively, and complex without any heaviness. The taster is greeted with fresh, ripe fruit flavours of raspberry and black currant which evolves into spicy notes of black pepper and a certain stony quality on the finish. The structure is built on very fine tannins which gives the wine a feeling of elegance.

Body

full

Winemaking Notes

The vintage was a long and moderate season. The harvest started in early October and stretched right into November. This allowed the late-ripening varieties more time to reach phenolic maturity without allowing sugar levels to get too high. All of the fruit was hand-harvested with each varietal harvested separately, vinified separately, and matured separately. Gentle gravity-fed handling and an exacting eye for detail in the winery in order to achieve a balanced level of extraction was the key to producing this wine. After gentle pressing, the wine was matured for 17 months in 100% French oak barrels. This wine is unfined and unfiltered.