Member Price $27.31
October 22 - November 9, 2018
Medium ruby hues. The CSM blend has upfront aromas of white pepper and blueberry with undertones of sage. Flavours of cranberry and cherry with notes of red plum and vanilla on the finish. A full-bodied mouthfeel and balanced bright acidity make this a lively wine. Pair with roasted vegetable dishes in winter or grilled lamb with tarragon in summer.
The 2018 growing season was similar to 2017. Spring started off slowly and was wetter than average. 2018 found the vineyards two weeks behind our normal bud burst. Once the warmer weather arrived mid-spring, it caused the above average snow levels in the mountains to melt rapidly resulting in another year of flooding. The flooding did not wash any topsoil away and, after a challenging start, the end of spring weather conditions were perfect for an ideal fruit set. Once summer arrived, it was hot and dry which tested our vineyard crews to pay close attention to irrigation regimes and leaf-to-fruit ratios. The vineyards soaked up the summer sunshine; meticulous farming and careful yield management allowed the grapes to fully ripen on the vine. September was wet. After each rainfall, the tractors were driven down the vineyard rows to blow the water off the vines and fruit ensuring there was no opportunity for mold to develop. A beautiful autumn saw the perfect weather to allow the fruit to catch up after a wet September.
35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 15% Syrah
Each varietal in this wine was processed individually and the final blend assembled with care and consideration. The blend is comprised of fruit that is 67% from Osoyoos and 33% from Naramata Bench vineyards. The result is a dry complex blend that shows energy and tension throughout.
Ready upon release and can be cellared until 2028.