2020 Select Vineyards Cabernet Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon/ Cabernet Franc/ Merlot
Alcohol %
13.9

2020 Select Vineyards Cabernet Merlot

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SKU: 1392020
Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon/ Cabernet Franc/ Merlot
Alcohol %
13.9
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
From a winemaking perspective 2020 was an exceptional vintage in the South Okanagan. Early spring started out colder than average but by mid-to-late June, temperatures were at or above average. Following a summer that began a little later than usual, September was very warm resulting in our vineyards seeing a smaller than average crop with smaller grape bunches. The vines benefited from a dry September, with a smaller berry size contributing to concentrated flavours. The warm weather in late September and early October enabled the grapes to reach ideal phenolic ripeness, with our white varietals all handpicked and fermenting in tank by the first week of October. Following a warm start to fall, the weather turned and we saw a rare snowfall and a freezing event in the valley on October 23rd. Fortunately, the majority of our red grapes were harvested by this time. From a temperature perspective, the 2020 vintage was the 5th warmest in growing degree days in the last 2 decades. Overall, the 2020 season delivered exceptional quality grapes of a smaller berry size with abundant ripe fruit and beautifully enhanced flavour profiles. It is a year where the quality will be talked about for years to come, producing wines that are cellar worthy.

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