2013 Compendium
2013 Compendium
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/ 750 ml
SKU: 031465
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Wine Specs
Red Blend
Osoyoos East
6.0 g/L
15 months in French oak barrels
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Portraying red and black currant, Italian plum and star anise upfront it delivers a display of dark cherry, wild blueberry and herb. Elegant and concentrated, this wine presents a core of balance and length with beautiful oak character.
44% Cabernet Sauvignon | 41% Merlot | 14% Cabernet Franc | 1% Petit Verdot
Vintage 2013 was a season of change – early to start, late to finish, and with exceptional flavour potential. A warmer than normal spring brought early budbreak followed by an extremely rainy June that slowed vine growth. Balance was restored with above average temperatures in July and August allowing grapes to mature along a normal ripening curve. The warmest vintage since 2003 cooled off just in time for harvest. In September, heavy rainfall caused significant delays in the grape harvest resulting in our longest picking season ever. Overall, fruit quality was superb for both red and white varietals and the wines are showing excellent balance and character.
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