EX NIHILO VINEYARDS Night v.2007

APPELLATION:Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley
COMPOSITION:50% Merlot,
25% Cabernet Sauvignon
25% Cabernet Franc
CLONE:MERLOT: 131
CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 337
CABERNET FRANC: 332
BOTTLE SIZE:750 ml.
ALCOHOL:14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR:3.22 g/L
ACIDITY:7.5 g/L
CASE PRODUCTION:500
CODE:114157
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.

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION:

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.

TASTING NOTES

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.

RELEASE DATE:

September 1, 2010

WINEMAKERS:

David Fredericks, Jim Faulkner

EX NIHILO VINEYARDS 1525 CAMP RD., LAKE COUNTRY, BC V4V 1K2, PHONE: 250.766.5522