The Wine – Drawing from the savoir-faire of six generations of winemaking in Bordeaux, CHÂTEAU 2017 is the 2nd vintage of a new tradition of Grand Vin. Aged 14 months in 50% new French oak. Unfined and unfiltered.
54% Cabernet Sauvignon | 36% Merlot | 10% Cabernet Franc
The Place – Merlot is grown at Kozier Organic Vineyard on the Naramata Bench,
on west-facing slopes overlooking Okanagan Lake. Soils include
both granite gravel and finer glacial sediments.
Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon are grown just north of Oliver, on
well-sorted rounded river rock and gravel, a remnant of post-glacial
Tasting and food pairing – Fine vanilla, spice, black currant, and tobacco.
Structured tannins frame dense berry fruit and
balanced acidity. Firm in its youth, the wine
favors lamb or duck but will welcome leaner
cuts and fine cuisine as it softens with age.