2010 Quatrain 1.5L
The 2010 Quatrain is an elegant wine, boasting red berry, black cherry, eucalyptus and cedary spice aromas and flavours. Syrah adds a juicy-fleshy texture to this uncommon blend, lending a seamless profile of ripe fruit, dark chocolate and spice to the gutsy structure of the three dominating Bordeaux varietals.
40% Merlot | 20% Syrah | 20% Cabernet Sauvignon | 20% Cabernet Franc
October 2010 from Osoyoos & Oliver Estate vineyards.
Fermentation & extended maceration in small French oak fermenters.
Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.
Bottled on September 24, 2012
While the 2010 growing season posed some significant challenges, the estate vineyards on the east-side of Osoyoos Lake and Black Sage Bench overcame the late bud break, cool conditions during flowering, and an unusually cool summer, eventually yielding some exceptional fruit, albeit at moderately reduced yields. Tight pruning regimes and careful vine and irrigation management all came to the fore in allowing the relatively low-yielding “Quatrain blocks” to reach desired maturation levels with optimal phenolic ripeness.