At the heart of our Merlot lies the diversity of our 25-acre Desert Ridge vineyard just north of Osoyoos. It is a vineyard alive with nuance across 100 north to south running rows. Soil types vary from sandy to stony with some deep-running clay. Vine vigor varies, as do corresponding cropping levels. It’s as if it is 100 mini vineyards in one. The heat of 2015 ripened all of this diversity to perfection, and after nearly two years in barrels, we have integrated those 100 mini vineyards into one pure expression of terroir.