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2012 Western Trail Merlot Image

2012 Western Trail Merlot

A reflection of Proprietor Anthony von Mandl’s vision from three decades ago, the Terroir Collection showcases the Okanagan Valley's unique microclimates and diversity with each wine featuring a photographic image echoing an aspect of its home.

The top 3% of our estate fruit is hand-selected for these wines by our winemaker and each individual lot is carefully tasted throughout the winemaking process to ensure its quality level before the nal blend. The first step begins in the vineyards where we examine soil type, matching that with the clone by specic varietal, adapting to the climate, vineyard altitude and aspect, and the intense vine devotion that is a result of our careful precision farming. Because of this meticulous care, each offering is limited.

For us, the Terroir Collection is the heart of our passion.

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SKU: 530873
Tasting Notes
Blackberry jam, bittersweet chocolate, graphite and clove. Polished tannins and full body.
Winemaker Notes
Osoyoos West
100% Merlot
French Clone 181
October 2012
15 months in 100% American oak
Alcohol %
5.3 g/L
The name, Western Trail, was selected in deference to the activities and path of the gold miners, the brigadiers, the cattle ranchers, and the orchardists who travelled north and south through the region along the area called Richter Pass where the vineyards are now located in West Osoyoos. We admire their pioneering spirit and use that as inspiration as we move forward in our fourth decade of wine exploration in this region. Image No.34 is one of the cattle gates amongst the vines located on the vineyard estate. Barrels produced: 18