6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $82.99 EACH
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
skaha bench, british columbia, canada
merlot, Cabernet franc, petit verdot, cabernet sauvignon, Malbec, syrah
Each vineyard block was individually hand picked and berry sorted. Blocks were then broken into small batches, cold soaked on their skins for four days and fermented for an additional 21 days on their skins in tank with twice daily pump overs. All batches are then barrel aged for 18 months in 30% new French oak. The barrels that were blended to create the Red Icon were chosen first for their specific attributes. For only the 2nd time, we have added Syrah to be blend. The 1st and only other time was 2009. The wine was blended prior to bottling, unfiltered.
This vintage invites you in with rich, pronounced aromas of cassis, black cherry, bramble fruit and nutmeg. The palate with it’s well-balanced, smooth tannins shows further development of the dark fruit with further blueberry and chocolate notes. Elegantly balanced with a rich texture, bright acidity and smooth texture.
38% Merlot, 21% Cab Franc, 20% Petit Verdot, 11% Cab Sauv, 8% Malbec, 2% Syrah