EX NIHILO VINEYARDS MERLOT v.2010 -SOLD OUT

APPELLATION:Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley
COMPOSITION:100% MERLOT
CLONE:181
BOTTLE SIZE:750 ml.
ALCOHOL:14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR:3.2 g/L (0)
ACIDITY:6.1 g/L
CASE PRODUCTION:998
CODE:21832
PRICE:SOLD OUT

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION:

The 2010 growing season started off cool and wet. Bud break happened a couple of weeks behind shcedule, but favorable temperatures in both July and August helped the fruit catch up. Consistent sunshine in September and October gave the fruit a little extra "hang-time" and further complexity. 

WINEMAKING:

The grapes were handpicked off both the Similkameen Valley and Okanagan Falls sites in late October. Fermented in stainless tanks, the 2010 Merlot aged for 18 months in 1 and 2 year French oak barrels. 

TASTING NOTES

Medium bodied with a deep, rich ruby colour, this classic Merlot shows notes of Okanagan cherries, red currants and almond brittle. The palette delivers rich black cherries and plums with a lingering finish of dark chocolate, allspice, and torched earth. Cellar now through 2018. Enjoy with charcuterie, red meat, and rich tomato-based fare. 

RELEASE DATE:

February 28, 2010 

WINEMAKERS:

Jim Faulkner

 

 

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