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2018 Merlot

2018 Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
VQA, Okanagan Valley B.C.
Harvest Date
September 31 - October 16, 2018
Acid
6.3 g/l
pH
3.64
Aging
15 months in French Oak Barrels
Bottling Date
July 18-26, 2020
Residual Sugar
0.91 g/l
Alcohol %
14.5
In Stock
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$20.99
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SKU: 408666

Blend
92% Merlot
6% Malbec
1% Cabernet Sauvignon
1% Cabernet Franc

Our Desert Ridge vineyard wreaks havoc on vineyard tools. Round river rocks and heavy soils make for rough terrain. Despite these challenges, it’s one of our favourite sites. Why? Because the unforgiving land forces our vines to work hard and dig deep for water, and the rocks soak up the afternoon sun, radiating the heat back to the vines at night.

Above-average growing degree days in the spring contributed to an early bud break. Cooler days and evenings arrived in August, which slowed down the ripening of the grapes and allowed for greater flavour development while retaining freshness and acidity.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
VQA, Okanagan Valley B.C.
Harvest Date
September 31 - October 16, 2018
Acid
6.3 g/l
pH
3.64
Aging
15 months in French Oak Barrels
Bottling Date
July 18-26, 2020
Residual Sugar
0.91 g/l
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Production Notes
4,210 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
Enjoy now or cellar until 2023