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Road 13 Vineyards
Color: | Varietal: | Vintage: 2009 | Size: 750ml

The Blend:
43% Cabernet Franc
29% Merlot
14% Cabernet Sauvignon
14% Syrah

Alcohol 13.9%
RS 1.6 g/L
pH 3.68
TA 5.7 g/L

Road 13 wines express the special character of the Golden Mile. Our motto, “it’s all about the dirt” refl ects our belief that great
wines start in the vineyard. We respect our vineyards and work hard to farm with integrity.

Notes on the grapes and winemaking:
The Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon were grown in the very sandy soils of the upper Black Sage Bench. There we get nuclear-like
heat units from the afternoon exposure and the refl ected heat from the rock bluff s behind the vineyard. The Syrah and Merlot
grapes originate from the Golden Mile side of the valley, receiving the early sun and growing in the heavier gravelly loams on that
side. The 2009 vintage delivered full phenolic ripeness – a pretty good vintage for reds especially. Maceration and fermentation
took place in many lots with all being pressed at dryness and completing malolactic fermentation in either small barrels (French
and American) or a French oak tank. One racking was conducted in the spring and fi nal assembly took place in July, 2010.

Tasting Notes:
In the Winemaker’s opinion, this is the best vintage of this wine yet released. The wine is complex in its fl avours; fully ripe dark
fruit with cedar and tobacco themed notes. The structure shows a wine with breeding; balanced acidity and fi ne grained tannins.
This is a wine that defi nitely punches above its class. It will sit well with any beef or lamb, grilled or roasted.

CSPC: 290684
Production: 3968 Cases

Availability: Winery Direct, BCLDB, VQA Stores, and select private retail and restaurant accounts

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