Region: The Okanagan Valley in British Columbia has a terroir that is affected by the deep Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains. The moderately cold but short winters and the hot summer temperatures allow for the production of an exceptionally well-balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. Paso Robles, located on the central coast of California, enjoys a long growing season and a healthy harvest which is the perfect condition for growing high quality Merlot.
The Wine: The easygoing California Merlot is the perfect partner to the full-bodied BC Cabernet Sauvignon in this delectably versatile blend. The ripe berry fruit flavors, the structured tannins and the high acidity combine to create a wine that truly shines. The addition of peated and unpeated oak chips from genuine Whisky barrels adds nuances of vanilla, tobacco, and spice.
Food Pairing: This wine’s versatility makes it a match for a variety of dishes! Keep it simple with pepperoni pizza or be creative and pair it with a rich, roasted leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic.
Style: Full-Bodied Red
Oak: Whisky Barrel