Merlot 2013

BRONZE - San Francisco International Wine Competition
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Nice ruby red colour fills the glass.  The nose has a baked plum / xmas pudding up front and leads to cola berry and milk chocolate notes. The palate is full of dried fig, blueberry and vanilla from the new oak influence.  The palate is med-full bodied with a long fruit driven finish with black cherries and supple tannins.

Wine Profile
*88 points - John Schreiner on wine. *90 points - Beppi Crosariol, The Globe & Mail. *88 points - Liam Carrier
Vineyard Notes
Another beautiful warm dry summer in the South Okanagan leading to a cool long autumn. Another perfect growing season for Merlot with almost zero disease or pest pressure the grapes were allowed to hang until optimal ripeness was achieved throughout October. The work was done in the spring with moderate shoot thinning and left to Mother Nature to do the rest.
Production Notes
Machine harvested fruit arrives at the winery early in the day to ensure it stays cool for a short maceration of 2 - 3 days. It is inoculated with selective yeast and then allowed to warm up to 28°C during primary (alcoholic) fermentation with regular pumpovers to extract maximum flavour and colour. The wine is then barrelled down at 4°Bx (11% Alcohol) to 30% new French and American oak barrels to complete fermentation. It then ages in oak as it goes through MLF and matures for a total of 18 months before being racked to tank and then bottled.
Cases made: 9136
Wine Specs
Okanagan Valley
Harvest Date
October 12 - 29
Cellaring potential: 3 - 5 years
Bottling Date
May 2015
Alcohol %

Product Reviews

Allan Asaph's Gravatar
Allan Asaph
(Aug 19, 2015 at 9:51 AM)
Consistently good quality year after year - it is our "go to" wine sure to please all guests.

MacIntyre's Gravatar
(Dec 26, 2015 at 3:41 PM)
Delicious - love the Tinhorn Merlot

Cassidy Smyrski's Gravatar
Cassidy Smyrski
(Jan 1, 2016 at 2:35 PM)
Very enjoyable, full flavour. One of my very favourites in the world!

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Merlot 2013