EX NIHILO VINEYARDS Night v.2007
|APPELLATION:||Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley|
25% Cabernet Sauvignon
25% Cabernet Franc
CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 337
CABERNET FRANC: 332
|BOTTLE SIZE:||750 ml.|
|RESIDUAL SUGAR:||3.22 g/L|
|PRICE:||$60.00 + tax|
Night....a forgotten story in the phenomenon of wine. Ex Nihilo Night was created in honor of the mysterious balance the night brings to our vineyards. The cool night air off the Mountain Range and Lakes lowers the vineyard temperature just enough to slow down the ripening process to develop richer fruit with more complexity.
The 2007 season started with warm weather early in the spring, which was followed by a cooler period through mid-May but gave way to a beautiful hot Okanagan summer. The warmth allowed the grapes to reach their full ripeness potential. A cooler September further intensified the fruit flavours, added complexity and resulted in good acidity.
The 2007 Night is a blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvginon and 25% Cabernet Franc. The wine is showing wonderful rich fruit aromas of raspberry, cherry and black currant highlighted by white pepper. This elegant Bordeaux style wine is perfectly balanced with soft velvety chocolate tannins and a finish that lasts as long as a clear Okanagan summer night. 20 months French Oak.
September 1, 2010
David Fredericks, Jim Faulkner