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The Connemara

Wine Club Exclusive

Gold Medal Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence

An immigrant from Ireland, our Grandfather Richard Stewart Sr. insisted that Connemara was the most beautiful part of his home country. This exclusive red blend is a selection of Bordeaux varieties grown throughout the Okanagan Valley.

Tasting & Pairing

Rich in colour, this wine has an intense and complex nose of dark berries, cassis, cherry and leather that are enhanced with notes of baking spices and vanilla. The palate is beautifully balanced with great fruit concentration, polished tannins and a long, elegant finish. We suggest decanting for an hour or two prior to serving.We recommend pairing alongside your best cuts of red meats and aged hard cheeses.

Winemaking

Hand harvested in October from our estate vineyard at Quails’ Gate and Dick Cleave’s vineyard on Black Sage Bench. The 2016 vintage is a blend of 40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc. Fermented with indigenous yeasts for 28 days, the wine was then barrel aged for 18 months in French oak. Just 10 barrels of this amazing wine were produced. Enjoy now until 2030.

Technical Notes & Pricing

Alc. by volume: 14%
Total acidity: 6.1 g/l
Residual sweetness: <1.0 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code 263160
UPC code: 778856216264
Date bottled: June 2018
Case volume: 20

Winery Retail Price: $94.99

Wine Club Price: $80.74