2017 Merryvale Oakville Grade
The 2017 Oakville Grade Red Wine is a classic Oakville Bordeaux blend from an elegantly powerful vintage. A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec, each lot was fermented separately in small tanks. Native fermentation started after a 5-day cold soak and reached a peak temperature of 85°F. Aged for 22 months in 75% new French oak barrels, a mix of medium to medium-plus toasts. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
An elegant, complex wine with integrated tannins and incredible depth of character. Classic Oakville aromas and an exquisite texture create an extremely pleasurable drinking experience. A serious wine. This wine is very well balanced with a long finish, and will command your attention over the next 10-15+ years