2014 Reserve Meritage
Noble Ridge is an estate vineyard and winery located in the Okanagan Valley. All work is done by hand, on-site by a team of dedicated workers who strive to create exceptional wine that reflects its noble namesake.
A beautifully earthy aroma is reminiscent of an “old world” Bordeaux blend. This lot select Meritage is made with only the finest quality fruit from the Noble Ridge Estate. Savory herbal notes are highlighted with undertones of sweet tobacco, leather and cassis. The well integrated oak, firm tannins and bright acidity balance harmoniously giving this Meritage the ability to age gracefully for 8-10 years.
Prime rib, grilled meats, hard cheese, rack of lamb, duck confit
De-stemmed and crushed
Fermentation kept between 20 °C and 25 °C
15 months in French & American barrels
75% French, 25% American; 40% new oak
Bottle aged for 14 months
Varietal: 74% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cab Franc, 2% Malbec
Residual Sugar: 2.3g/l
TA: 5.9 g/l
Harvest Date: October 14 – November 2, 2014