2013 Ursa Major Borealis
BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Oct 21st 2013
20 Months French Oak
Some of the finest grapes on the Black Sage Bench. A robust wine, with an intense, dark berry flavour. Jammy, spicy mid palate with a long vanilla and black chocolate finish. Excellent aging potential.
Eagle's Nest is our Estate Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench, where the east-west orientation and famous sandy soil provide for maximum sun exposure and great drainage. Our Bordeaux Grapes are planted 8 by 3 feet, where we harvest less grapes per vine, but of superior quality. Taking 2.1 tons per acre.
245 Cases made
Grapes were hand harvested and hand sorted followed by the stemmed whole berries and being transferred to fermenting tanks for a five day cold soak, twice daily pump over. Fermentation was maintained at a consistent 26 degrees.
Food Pairing Notes
Serve with prime rib, tenderloin or filet, Lamb and strong cheese.
(Sep 23, 2016 at 1:56 PM)
Tried for the first time. Very good flavour and very smooth and enjoyable
(Oct 22, 2016 at 8:19 PM)
Excellent on its own but incredible with prime rib. Very smooth and not overly strong berry flavoured.