APPELLATION: Similkameen Valley / Okanagan Falls/Okanagan Valley

COMPOSITION :  45% Merlot

                               30% Cabernet Sauvignon

                               15% Cabernet Franc

                               10% Syrah

CLONE: MERLOT: 131

               CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 337

               CABERNET FRANC: 332

               SYRAH: 1103

BOTTLE SIZE : 750ml 

ALCOHOL : 14.8%

RESIDUAL SUGAR :  3.1 g/L

ACIDITY : 7.4 g/L

CASE PRODUCTION : 450

CODE: 114157

PRICE: SOLD OUT

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 2010 growing season at Ex Nihilo started off cool and wet. Bud break happened a couple of weeks behind schedule, but favourable 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 our Similkameen Valley and Okanagan Falls vineyard sites in October of 2010. Fermented in stainless tanks, the 2010 Night was aged for 20 months in 1 and 2 year old French Oak barrels. A careful hand was used in blending the individual varietals to achieve a wine with distinction and finesse. 

TASTING NOTES:

This elegant blend is perfectly structured with notes of black cherry, blueberry and sun ripened blackberries. The lingering finish is well balanced with flavours of coffee, rich cocoa and leather. Pairs excellently with grilled or roasted red and game meat dishes. 

WINEMAKERS:

Jim Faulkner

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