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2014 Splitrail Merlot

2014 Splitrail Merlot

Our Splitrail Merlot hails from the eastern region of Osoyoos where some of the longest hangtime occurs. This additional time on the vine gives the grapes a deep colour and intensity that translates into a robust wine. French oak barrel aging provided additional depth and complexity in the extended finish. This wine is enjoyable now, or cellar for the next 5-8 years. A splitrail denotes a fence or enclosure made from pieces of wood split lengthwise from the log. We named this wine, Splitrail Merlot, as a reminder of the many splitrail pieces used to create fences by the early pioneering farmers, especially the orchard growers. The label image illustrates the height aspect of this vineyard.

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SKU: 862912
Tasting Notes
Black cherry, blueberries, and red plum fruit with dark chocolate and a touch of leather. Solid, refined tannins.

Firm in texture with an impressive core of black cherry, cacao and baking spices along with savoury crushed rock and herb flavours.

Winemaker Notes
Appellation
Osoyoos East
Varietals
100% Merlot
Clones
French clones 181 and 347
Aging
15 months in 100% French oak
Alcohol %
14.2
TA
5.8 g/L
pH
3.63
Production
A splitrail denotes a fence or enclosure made from pieces of wood split lengthwise from the log. We named this wine, Splitrail Merlot, as a reminder of the many splitrail pieces used to create fences by the early pioneering farmers, especially the orchard growers. Our Splitrail merlot hails from the eastern region of Osoyoos when some of the longest hangtime occurs. This additional time on the vine gives the grapes a deep colour and intensity that translates into a robust wine. French oak barrel aging provided additional depth and complexity in the extended finish.