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All Black Sage Vineyard™ wines are fermented in small lots, which allows for careful monitoring and direction. A combination of punch-down and pump-over fermenting extracts firm tannins from the grapes without aggressive harshness. The process is also temperature controlled to achieve a balance between colour, tannin extraction and fruit flavours.

2015 Cabernet Franc
2015 Cabernet Franc

The 2015 Black Sage Vineyard™ Cabernet Franc is produced from tenacious vines that for over 20 years have thrived in the rugged South Okanagan desert. Aged in French and American oak for more than 12 months, it offers ripe strawberry and red cherry flavours mingled with earthy notes and hints of vanilla and spice.

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Cabernet Franc

Tasting Notes

This 100% Cabernet Franc opens with aromas of red cherry, green leafy notes, dried tea leaves and vanilla. Flavours of strawberry and red cherry burst on the palate, and are layered with earthy notes and vanilla undertones.  The tannins are firm yet approachable, with a medium finish that lingers.

Technical Notes

Alc./Vol.
14%
Total Acidity
6.06 g/L
PH Level
3.71
Residual Sugar
3.1 g/L
Release Date
Sept 2017

Food Pairing

Our Cabernet Franc pairs well with herb encrusted roasted pork with fingerling potatoes, BBQ steak, short ribs, pasta with tomato sauce, and charcuterie with gouda, gorgonzola or blue cheese.

 

 

 

2015

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

The vines for this wine dig deep in the parched Canadian landscape to produce a robust red wine brimming with flavour and character. Aged in French and American oak for more than 12 months, the 2015 Black Sage Vineyard™ Cabernet Sauvignon displays cassis, tea leaves and hints of earthy tobacco notes.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes

This Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits cassis, tea leaves, smoky mocha and tobacco notes on the nose.  The dark fruit continues on the palate with vanilla notes and earthy tobacco. The tannins are firm with a soft acid backbone which contributes to a lengthy finish on this full-bodied wine.

Technical Notes

Alc./Vol.
14%
Total Acidity
6.65 g/L
PH Level
3.69
Residual Sugar
3.3 g/L
Release Date
Sept 2017

Food Pairing

Pair our Cabernet Sauvignon with beef tenderloin, chargrilled steak, herbed rack of lamb and aged cheddar cheese.

2015

2015 Merlot
2015 Merlot

Like other reds from the Black Sage Vineyard™ these vines dig deep to produce an elegant wine. Aged in French and American oak for over 12 months, the 2015 Black Sage Vineyard™ Merlot displays intense aromas of red and dark fruit, with a hint of plum and vanilla. 

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Merlot

Tasting Notes

This Merlot exhibits big jammy plum, rich dark cherry, smooth vanilla and mellow mocha notes on the nose. On the palate, plenty of plum, cherry, vanilla and mocha notes carry over, with moderate tannins and soft acidity leading to a long finish.

Technical Notes

Alc./Vol.
14%
Total Acidity
6.42 g/L
PH Level
3.59
Residual Sugar
4.3 g/L
Release Date
Sept 2017

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with grilled meats, roasted root vegetables, pork roast, mushroom burgers and rich, tomato-based pastas.  Cheese options include Havarti and Camembert.

2015

2009 Pipe
2009 Pipe

We have chosen the name “Pipe” to reflect the time-honoured tradition of Port producers and the quality of this fine wine. The wine is an equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Partway through fermentation, the process is stopped by adding high-alcohol grain spirits, bringing the alcohol up to 18-19% and leaving behind residual sugar.

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Pipe

Tasting Notes

This Merlot exhibits a nice mix of red and dark fruit with hints of plum and vanilla on the nose. On the palate, red fruit dominates with hints of spice such as cinnamon and clove. The tannins are round, soft and mouth coating with just a touch of sweetness.

Technical Notes

Size
500 mL
Alc./Vol.
19.5%
Total Acidity
6.8 g/L
PH Level
3.83
Residual Sugar
80 g/L
Release Date
November 2013

Food Pairing

This wine can be enjoyed on its own or with a variety of strong cheeses such as blue or stilton. If you enjoy something sweeter - dark chocolate, or a dessert with raisins or figs will certainly pair well.

2009

2015 Shiraz
2015 Shiraz

Deep red in colour, this wine has cherry, baking spices and a hint of finely ground white pepper on the nose. Our 2015 Shiraz is a full bodied, rich and well structured wine, displaying ripe flavours of dark fruits and red berries on the palate, with hints of mocha and vanilla from the oak. The supple tannins and lively acidity lead to a long finish.

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Shiraz

Tasting Notes

On the nose you will find dark cherry, baking spices and a hint of finely ground white pepper. On the palate, rich dark fruit, baking spices, vanilla notes and an undertone of coffee mocha.  Supple tannins and lively acidity both contribute to the long finish on this full-bodied wine.

Technical Notes

Alc./Vol.
14%
Total Acidity
6.62 g/L
PH Level
3.74
Residual Sugar
3.2 g/L

Food Pairing

This full bodied wine stands up to big bold flavours, such as grilled lamb chop, beef short ribs, garlic and rosemary roast chicken, wild mushrooms and strong cheese.

2015

2015 Zinfandel
2015 Zinfandel

Deep purple in colour, this 2015 Zinfandel is intense in aroma and flavour. Rich dark plum, supple black cherry, baking spices and hints of fruitcake on the nose are complemented by similar rich red fruit flavours on the palate, layered with toasty oak, vanilla and mellow tannins on the long lasting finish.

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Zinfandel

Tasting Notes

This Zinfandel is characterized by the amount of dark fruit found on the nose and the palate. This fruit is balanced off by the spice of the oak and the backbone of the mouth coating tannins. The fruit persists right through the long and lingering finish.

Technical Notes

Alc./Vol.
14%
Total Acidity
5.33 g/L
PH Level
3.48
Residual Sugar
3.1 g/L

Food Pairing

Pair this Zinfandel with grilled steak or lamb, baked pasta, pork, aged gruyere or cheddar burgers, and classic BBQ ribs.

2015

Black Sage Vineyard™ wines represent the best of the Okanagan Valley, and demonstrate what happens when the right vines are planted in the right location.