2012 Desert Hills Cactus Red
BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Oct 30 2012
5 months 50% French Oak 50% Stainless
A delicious, velvety blend with flavours of ripe berry.
Both vineyards are situated on the Black Sage Bench and share east-west orientation and famous sandy soils, providing for maximum sun exposure and great drainage.
1200 cases made
A blend of 40% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 20% Gamay. Grapes were hand harvested and transferred to fermenting tanks for a five day cold soak, twice daily pump over to extract color and flavour. Fermentation was maintained at a consistent 26 degrees, and a light membrane press yields the juice used for the Cactus Red blend.