Red Bridge Red 2018
October 12-27, 2018
Bordeaux varietals with the added depth of Syrah. Smooth and full. Look for lovely dark fruit framed by cherry cola and desert sage. Smooth tannins and mouth-filling richness lead to a satisfying finish. Drink now or cellar until 2028. 42% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Syrah
Each of the 4 Similkameen vineyards used in this blend bring something unique to the wine profile. The world-class Cabernet and Syrah sites are full of angular granite on the Cawston Bench in the Similkameen Valley. The Merlot comes from our leased vineyard on the Cawston Flats of the valley floor.
The grapes were hand harvested and gently destemmed and crushed into small open-top fermenters. Various yeasts were used to increase complexity. The fermenters were hand-punched 2 times daily. After fermentation the wine was pressed and put into premium American and French 225 litre barrels and 500 litre puncheons for 16 months. 10% of the blend was aged in new oak. The components were blended and then bottled without any fining or filtration. Vegan friendly.
1300 cases produced