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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.

2018 Cabernet Franc
2018 Cabernet Franc

The 2018 Black Sage Vineyard™ Cabernet Franc is produced from tenacious vines that for over 20 years have thrived in the rugged South Okanagan desert. The grapes were brought in at full ripeness and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 2 weeks. During the fermentation process, the wine was pumped over twice daily to enhance flavour and colour extraction. The wine then went through malolactic fermentation and was aged in a blend of French and American oak barrels for 18 months.

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Cabernet Franc

Tasting Notes

The nose has pleasant aromas of red berries, red currants, dried strawberries, and smoky mocha notes. The flavours on the nose carry over to the palate with bright red fruits, mocha, vanilla and a hint of spice on the finish. The acidity is lively, and the tannins are firm yet approachable.

Technical Notes

Alc./Vol.
14.6%
Total Acidity
5.8 g/L
PH Level
4.0
Residual Sugar
10 g/L
Release Date
Early 2021 

Food Pairing

Our Cabernet Franc pairs well with duck breast, rack of lamb, slow-cooked pork, BBQ steak, short ribs, pasta with tomato sauce, and charcuterie with mature, hard cheese.

 

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2018

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
2018 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 16 months, the 2018 Black Sage Vineyard™ Cabernet Sauvignon displays cassis, toasted oak and hints of spice. 

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes

Lush cherries, vibrant raspberries, hints of vanilla and mocha and a touch of earthy notes can be found on the nose. The palate has enticing flavours of dark cherries, cassis, vanilla and mocha notes. The finish lingers long after the last sip.

Technical Notes

Alc./Vol.
14.5%
Total Acidity
6.2 g/L
PH Level
3.82
Residual Sugar
2.3 g/L
Release Date
Fall 2019 

Food Pairing

Pair our Cabernet Sauvignon with rich dishes like lamb stew or prime rib. It also pairs perfectly with strong, sharp cheeses. 

 

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2018

2018 Merlot
2018 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 18 months, the 2018 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, blueberry, smooth vanilla and a hint of smokiness on the nose. The palate has similar flavours of rich ripe fruit and spices with pleasant smoky vanilla notes. The tannins are soft and the finish is long with the flavours lingering long after the last sip.

Technical Notes

Alc./Vol.
14.6%
Total Acidity
5.4 g/L
PH Level
3.87
Residual Sugar
3.1 g/L
Release Date
Fall 2020 

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with grilled meats, roasted root vegetables, pork roast, mushroom burgers firm cheeses. 

 

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2018

2010 Pipe
2010 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 a 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 19-20% and leaving behind residual sugar.

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Pipe

Tasting Notes

On the nose you will pick up sweet, ripe dark fruit. The palate is full and mouth coating with more dark fruit, and hints of raisins and figs. On the lengthy finish, you get the warmth of the alcohol balanced with a natural residual sweetness.

Technical Notes

Size
500 mL
Alc./Vol.
19.5%
Total Acidity
8 g/L
PH Level
3.8
Residual Sugar
97 g/L
Release Date
September 2017

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.

 

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2010

2017 Shiraz
2017 Shiraz

Deep red in colour, this wine has dark plum, blackberry and vanilla on the nose. Our Shiraz is a full bodied, rich and well-structured wine, displaying ripe flavours of dark fruits and toasty oak on the palate. The supple tannins and lively acidity lead to a long finish.

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Shiraz

Tasting Notes

Luxurious dark red fruits, vanilla spice, and a hint of white pepper spice on the nose. The palate is full and rich with flavors of dark cherries, blackberries, toasted vanilla, and warm baking spices. The tannins are firm yet approachable, and the finish persists.

Technical Notes

Alc./Vol.
14%
Total Acidity
6.2 g/L
PH Level
4.0
Residual Sugar
3.5 g/L

Food Pairing

This full bodied wine stands up to big bold flavours, such as prime rib, peppercorn steak, wood-fired pizza and herbed rack of lamb, the classic Shiraz pairing.

 

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2017

2017 Zinfandel
2017 Zinfandel

Deep purple in colour, our Zinfandel is intense in aroma and flavour. Supple black cherry, blueberry and hints of vanilla on the nose are complemented by similar rich red fruit flavours on the palate, layered with hints of chocolate,  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. The 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.
14.6 %
Total Acidity
5.8 g/L
PH Level
4.0
Residual Sugar
10 g/L

Food Pairing

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

 

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2017

2019 Chardonnay
2019 Chardonnay

This riper style of Chardonnay is a great addition to our predominantly red portfolio. Harvested from some of our southernmost Chardonnay later in the season to impart a distinct boldness in flavour and subsequently fermented and stored in French Oak barrels for 12 months for bold oak-derived notes.

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Chardonnay

Tasting Notes

This riper style of Chardonnay exhibits bold notes of whiskey, caramel, vanilla, and pineapple on the nose with a voluptuous finish of caramel, pineapple, and pie crust on the palate.

Technical Notes

Alc./Vol. 13.5%

Total Acidity 6.1 g/L

PH Level 3.3

Residual Sugar 6 g/L

Food Pairing

Prawn macaroni and cheese, buttered popcorn, Steak Bearnaise, butternut squash ravioli with brown butter and sage. Cheese: Cheddar (strong), Gouda, Parmigiano Reggiano.

 

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2019

2019 Viognier
2019 Viognier

Sourced from our Bullpine Vineyard on Black Sage Road in mid October, this vibrant Viognier benefits from long exposure to the Okanagan hot weather. Partially fermented in old barrels with weekly stirring of the lees ensures a rich mouthfeel. A third of this blend was fermented and stored in stainless steel tank and added to the blend to give it back that bold fruitiness.

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Viognier

Tasting Notes

Vibrant and fruity, this wine possesses a rich mouthfeel with highly aromatic, ripe, bold flavours of apricot and stone fruit.

Technical Notes

Alc./Vol. 13.5%

Total Acidity 6.4 g/L

PH Level 3.52

Residual Sugar 6 g/L

Food Pairing

Pairs nicely with Peeking Duck, Crab cakes with mango salsa, Pad Thai or Pork chops with a Black Sage Pipe reduction. Great with the following cheeses: Blue, Emmentaler, Colby, edam, Feta and Monterey Jack.

 

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2019

2015 Meritage
2015 Meritage

Like other reds from the Black Sage Vineyard™ these vines dig deep to produce an elegant wine. Aged in French and American oak, the 2015 Black Sage Vineyard™ Meritage displays intense aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate and roasted coffee.

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Meritage

Tasting Notes

This Meritage exhibits cassis, blackberries, vanilla, dark chocolate and roasted coffee notes on the nose.  The palate displays luscious blackberries, rich dark plums, smoky toasted notes and a lengthy finish of dark chocolate.

Technical Notes

Alc./Vol.
14.5%
Total Acidity
6.92 g/L
PH Level
3.6 g/L
Residual Sugar
1.8 g/L
Release Date
Sept 2017

Food Pairing

Pair this bold wine with steak, prime rib, bison burgers, herbed roast leg of lamb and game meats.

 

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2015

2017 Whisky Barrel Aged Red
2017 Whisky Barrel Aged Red

Our Whisky Barrel aged red is intense in colour and flavour. Aged in retired whisky barrels for 12 months, this wine is great for sipping on its own or for pairing.

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Whisky Barrel Aged Red

Tasting Notes

The wine is intermingled with subtle whisky aromatics for a complex nose. The smooth toastiness, dark cherries, blackberries, vanilla and mocha are all intertwined to create a delightful experience. With balanced acidity and tannins, the fruit is still plentiful in this wine.

Technical Notes

Alc./Vol. 15 %
Total Acidity 6.63 g/L
PH Level 3.73
Residual Sugar 7.6 g/L

Food Pairing

 Great for sipping on it’s own but this wine pairs wonderfully with a charcuterie board packed with bold flavours: sharp aged cheese, candied walnuts and salty cured meats. Great with other bold dishes like red chile peppers infused with blue cheese, smoked earthy dishes and also great with barbecued/grilled meats.

 

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2017

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.