2015 Black Sage Vineyard Shiraz
Lots of dark cherry, baking spices, and a hint of finely ground white pepper on the nose. The palate consists of rich dark fruits, some baking spices, vanilla notes, and an undertone of coffee mocha. The supple tannins and lively acidity both contribute to the long finish on this full bodied wine.
SILVER MEDAL - WINE ALIGN NATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2016
The hot dry summer of 2015 brought the earliest harvest on record for us in the Okanagan Valley. This vintage saw some concerns due to the fires in the area as well as in Washington State. No ill effects were seen from these events as the smoke came and went in a matter of days, and the Black Sage Vineyard was not impacted. The cool evenings arrived and slowed down the ripening process, allowing the fruit some extra hang time. All in all, 2015 was an outstanding harvest.
The wine was fermented in open top stainless steel tanks and was manually punched down twice daily for 14 days. The wine went through malolactic fermentation in barrels and was then aged in a selection of French (70%) and American (30%) oak barrels. After 15 months of aging, it was racked off and filtered before bottling. 100% Shiraz
Food Pairing Notes
This full bodied wine stands up to big bold flavours, such as prime rib, peppercorn steak, wood-fired pizza and herbed rack of lamb, the classic Shiraz pairing.