Created especially for the ITU Multisport World Championships being held in Penticton this summer.
This predominantly Merlot based Bordeaux style blend is brimming with aromas of black cherry,
eucalyptus, and lavender. A fruit forward wine with soft tannins, this vintage displays black cherry and
cassis on the palate, followed by cedar box and cocoa. Enjoy with loved ones after the race.
This vintage was crafted from a variety of premium vineyard sites throughout the south Okanagan.
We selected Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon for this Meritage to create a fruitforward,
easily enjoyable wine with silky tannins and complexity derived from the diversity of terroirs.
A 14-day fermentation with hand punch down cap management of the grapes enables rich fruit
extraction. Aged in American and French barrels for 18 months to retain fruitfulness.
The 2015 season in the Okanagan Valley can be summed up in one word — fantastic. An early spring
start provided the necessities for superior vine growth. July and August were very sunny and hot
leading to good sugar development within the grapes and much earlier ripening than normal. We
began our earliest harvest on record, on August 22, and by the end of September completed the bulk
of our grape picking. September was similarly, warm and sunny with slightly cooler nights allowing
for continued phenolic ripening. A harvest for the record books, was finished at our earliest date ever,
Grapes: 51% Merlot • 25% Cabernet Franc • 24% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyards: Blue Terrace, Sundial & Rock Pocket, Oliver • Front Yard, Naramata Bench
Harvest Date: September 16, 17, 18, 26 & October 6, 2015 • Harvest Brix: 23
pH 3.84 • TA 6.8 g/L • RS 3.4 g/L • Alcohol 13%
SKU 4159 • UPC 6 2699002454 5 • Cases produced: 468