Just like a finely balance stock portfolio, putting together a blended wine takes finesse and judgement so that the experience of the whole will be greater than the sum of the individual parts. Our Portfolio is a wine that marries the art and science of winemaking with a blend of Bordeaux varietals. For the past decade, Portfolio has routinely won top accolades from wine competitions and wine critics alike: a proven chart-topper.
The 2020 vintage offers a well-integrated mix of black plums and cedar box with black olive and vanilla bean. The palate is filled with red fruits, black cocoa, and figs with notes of leather and sweet tobacco. The wine is round in texture with a long and structured finish. Drink now and over the next decade.
The 2020 vintage combines the five classic varietals: 43% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, and 3% Petit Verdot to create a multilayered, complex wine.
Using double sorting tables to sort grapes first by cluster and then by berry allows us to put meticulous attention on using only the best grapes in our wines. The whole berry fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks as well as in oak. Portfolio sees 20 months in French oak barrels with 40% new French oak and 60% second fill French oak.
The 2020 growing season started slowly but by mid summer the vines were progressing well. The crop was light in general which allowed the quality to really shine. Loosely formed bunches with smaller than average berry size allowed for full sunlight penetration with resulting development of intense fruit flavours. Cold weather and snow starting October 22, which put a dramatic end to the growing season, but due to the light crop, grapes reached full flavor maturity.
Wine from the 2020 vintage are full-bodied with excellent flavours and harmonious balance. Overall, the wines are showing very balanced acidity with great fruit flavours, lush rich palates, and excellent fruit intensity.
Sourced from Sunrock and from the Perfect Hedge Vineyard in Osoyoos.