2012 McWatters Collection Meritage
This wine was grown in the sandy loam soil of the Sundial Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench in Oliver, which is located on the southern part of the Okanagan Valley, where we enjoy long hot days and cool nights.
Our Meritage is comprised of several different clones to lend it depth and complexity including: three Cabernet Sauvignon clones which give it structure and richness; two Merlot clones which impart a velvety texture, soft tannins and with blackberry and black cherry fruit flavours; and one Cabernet Franc clone that provides a spiciness and black pepper characteristic. The grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon 44%, Merlot 32%, Cabernet Franc 24%) were carefully selected at the peak of ripeness. The wine was then matured in small French oak casks for 15 months before bottling.