Blend: Cabernet Franc
The grapes were harvested by hand from Burrowing Owl's Vineyards in Oliver and Osoyoos from October 13th to 30th. they were destemmed and gently crushed before being gravity fed into stainless steel tanks for skin maceration and alcoholic fermentation, with temperatures ranging from 17 to 32 Celsius.
Bottling Date: August 2018
Cellaring: 5 + years
An intense nose of casis, black cherry, spiced black plums, dried herbs, dark chocolate, nutmeg and licorice with the grape’s signature floral potpourri, lavender and violet notes. The palate is medium bodied, silky in texture with lovely ripe tannins housing the blueberry, black plum and raspberry fruit and the complex elements of shortbread, pink peppercorns, dried flowers and a graphite minerality on the long finish.
2016 was another amazing growing season. Spring arrived early: sunny and warm with just enough rain to boost canopy growth. July and August added ideal summer heat, ripening the grapes slowly. red grapes benefited from warm days and cool nights fully developing their flavours while r3etaining their acidity.