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Vineyard:  Oliver Twist Vineyard

Apellation:Black Sage Bench

Harvest Date: Oct 1st, 2017

Blend: 100% Merlot

Aging: 10 Months Barrel

pH: 3.71

Acid: 5.9 g/L

Sugar: 1.2 g/L

Alcohol: 14.0%

Bottling Date: August 27th, 2018

Release Date: January 31st, 2020

2017 MERLOT

 

$ 25.00/ Btl

To get things rolling, so to speak, we purchased just over one ton of Merlot from arguably Canada's best growing region, the Black Sage Bench near Oliver, BC.  Having worked with fruit from this vineyard before, we knew that the quality would be exceptional and just what we needed to start our winery with.   

At harvest, hand picked grapes were de-stemmed and lightly crushed into a one ton fermentation bin and left outside to cold soak for 4 days extracting color and flavor into the juice.  At the first sign of natural fermentation activity we added selected yeast cultures to ensure primary fermentation completion.  Punch downs to submerse the skins were done by hand 3-4 times daily and temperature peaked at about 26C.  Following a short post fermentation maceration the wine was pressed to both French and American oak barrels on their second fill,  as to not over-power the wine with new oak.  There it rested for its 10 month aging period  before bottling the next summer.

Tasting Notes:  Black cherry, plum, cedar, vanilla, earth and dried herbs.  Plush mouthfeel, with firm tannin structure and refreshing acidity on the back end of this cool climate Merlot.  

 

 

Situated on the western shores of Osoyoos Lake with a gentle slope towards the valley floor,  our Cactus Crescent Vineyard became available to lease in 2018, only a single acre in size, this vineyard is comprised of predominately Chardonnay, with a single row each of Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat,  and Viogner. We hand tended these vines from bud break though harvest, and employed conventional farming practices to yield beautiful, clean fruit.   With such small lots of fruit we decided the day of harvesting to pick everything as a vineyard blend - 67% Chardonnay, 14% Muscat, 13% Sauvignon Blanc and 6% Viogner. 

Wanting to showcase texture and complexity on this white blend, wine making was a little more involved. The combined fruit was whole cluster pressed and settled in stainless steel tanks prior to racking to barrel.  Fermentation occurred in neutral barrels, (French Oak with Acacia heads) with copious lees stirring for texture and weight on the pallet.  After barrel aging for 5 months this wine was bottled lightly fined and filtered.

Tasting Notes:  Ripe pear, apple, pineapple, and lemon flavors compliment a slightly savory, dried flower aroma.  Round silky mouthfeel is balanced by lingering (but not awkwardly lingering) acidity on the finish, making this a versatile food  wine.  Serve only slightly chilled. 

2018 WIND BLOWN WHITE

 

$ 20.00/ Btl

Vineyard:  Cactus Crescent

Apellation: Osoyoos Lake District

Harvest Date: Sept 14th, 2018

Blend: 67% Chard, 14% Muscat

13% Sauv Blanc, 6% Viogner

Aging: 5 Months Barrel

pH: 3.35

Acid: 6.1 g/L

Sugar: 2.0 g/L

Alcohol: 13.5%

Bottling Date: April, 2019

Release Date: January 31st, 2020

 

Tumble wines leased this vineyard realizing its high potential to produce Riesling in South East Kelowna.  The sandy loam soils of this site are broken up by three distinct veins of pure sand that run perpendicular to the rows, giving the site its "Sandbar Vineyard" name. In 2019 we shifted our farming towards more sustainable farming - cover crops, organic fertilizers and sprays, no synthetic weed killers and mowing by hand. The 2019 vintage was looking spectacular until a cool and wet September had something to say about that.  While sugar accumulation slowed, flavors continued to develop and acids remained high. A hard frost on October 11th forced us into harvesting on October 14th at 22 brix.  

Wine making was textbook Riesling for this vintage. Grapes were whole cluster pressed and settled prior to transferring clean juice to temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Classic approach if we do say so ourselves.  Low temperatures and yeast strains selected for aromatic white wines were employed and fermentation was halted with just enough residual sugar to balance the bright acidity of 2019. 

Tasting Notes:  Lemon, lime zest, green apple, flowers and honey flavors and aromas compliment a slightly mineral finish.  Don't be fooled by the residual sugar on this wine, the tension between acid and sugar on the finish of this wine keeps you coming back for more. 

2019 RIESLING

 

$ 22.00/ Btl

Vineyard:  Sandbar Vineyard

Apellation: South East Kelowna

Harvest Date: Oct 14th, 2019

Blend: 100% Riesling

Aging: 3 Months Stainless

pH: 3.16

Acid: 7.9 g/L

Sugar: 23.0 g/L

Alcohol: 11.8%

Bottling Date: January 27th, 2020

Release Date: January 31st, 2020

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