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Dark Horse Vineyard 2017 Meritage

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Dark Horse Vineyard 2017 Meritage
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SKU: 80082759
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Vibrant dark fruits, spice, vanilla, and some toasty notes on the nose. The palate is a complex mix of dark fruits, sweet vanilla, some pleasant earthiness and subtle tobacco and spice. The tannins are silky smooth, and the acid is in perfect balance with the wine. This is a full-bodied red that has a long finish.
Vineyard Notes
An unusually cool Fall slowed down berry development, but the stony soil of Dark Horse Vineyard was able to retain a bit more heat than other sandier soils in the valley. The cooler temperatures were very kind to our Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir as they both display typical varietal character and are very fruit forward. Chardonnay was another standout varietal as it has developed both rich flavours and structure. Overall, we expect it to be an above average vintage for Darkhorse.
Winemaker Notes
The different fruits were gently put through the crusher/destemmer and placed into separate stainless steel tanks. All the varieties were fermented separately pumped over twice daily for the duration of the 10 day fermentation. The wine was then pressed and transferred into a special selection of French and American oak barrels where it went through secondary fermentation. The wine was then aged for 16 months in the barrels before being transferred back into stainless steel tanks prior to fi nal blending.
250 case

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