Pentâge Blend 2013

  • Blend:  Flagship - 34% Cab. Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 20% Cab. Franc, 17% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot

    Aroma:  ripe red and black fruit notes

    Palate:  blackberries, ripe cherries, light toasted oak 

    About:  smooth, balanced acidity, tannins are supple.  Bottle aged at winery

    Each variety is hand-picked, hand sorted and barrel aged separately.  During fermentation of each wine the bins were punched down 3 times a day to ensure maximum extraction of colour and tannins.  After dryness is reached the wines were racked to a combination of French and American barrels ranging from new to two years old.  With an average of 18 months in oak - the blending trials begin. The challenging, but enjoyable part, is finding the perfect blend using the barrel aged “penta” components. This wine is unfined and unfiltered.

92 Points - Tony Aspler
89 Points - Anthony Gismondi