63% Cabernet Sauvingon, 26% Merlot, 11% Carménère
Year 3 of the Lariana Blend is dominated by Cabernet Sauvingon 63%, Carménère 11%, (all estate grown) with additional Merlot 26% from the Naramata Bench. Yielding aromas of ripe crushed blackberries and black currants, the structure is further supported by their same silken richness. Dark plums laced with a chocolate licorice note continue to the intensely generous flavourful finish.
~ Senka Tennant, winemaker
Cases Produced: 450
- Alc: 14.8%
- pH: 3.75
- TA: 6.6
Harvest Date: October 2nd, 2014
Bottling Date: June 24th, 2016
Aged 18 months in 85% French oak, 35% of which was new.
Additional Tasting Notes
Firm and age-worthy, the wine begins with aromas of black cherry. On the palate, there are flavours of black currant, black cherry, leather and tobacco. 93 points.
~ John Schreiner, author and wine critic