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Small Lots One 2014

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Phantom Creek Vineyard
22 Barrels

Small Lots One 2014

The legendary 'one' has very limited availability with only 22 barrels produced.

Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Petit Verdot (16%), Malbec (10%), Merlot (4%) and Syrah (3%)

Purple black in colour with an intriguing bouquet of ripe black currant, vanilla extract, violet, black cherry and cocoa.
This full-bodied wine has firm tannins, an extra-dry mouth-feel and rich fruit flavours.
Ripe black fruits caress the palate, while interesting spice notes excite.
Notes of black tea, cocoa powder, blackberry, black currant and spice linger on the finish.
While still young and firm, enjoy with medium rare red meats including lamb and beef, or a cheese platter which includes three year old Canadian cheddar and Pecorino; after a few years in the cellar (2018 and beyond) enjoy with hearty winter stews, braised meats, roasted leg of lamb, or 70% dark chocolate. Decanting is recommended if drinking now through 2017.

The story of the vintage is the record heat units or Growing Degree Days (GDD), the second highest level recorded in the southern Okanagan, at 1702 GDD. The year began with a normal spring arrival, followed by near normal rainfall throughout the season. The long, warm, sunny growing period provided a good size crop of high quality fruit. Look for white wines with pure fruit expression and big bold reds with soft tannins and ripe, rich fruit. 2014 is an epic vintage for the history books.

““We call this wine Sandhill One because it was the first of our Bordeaux blends made. Rich, riper fruit expressions from the 2014 vintage; our legendary ‘One’ is a blend of Bordeaux varietals (and a splash of Syrah). The foundation of this blend comes from three different clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, each contributing their unique character. Petit Verdot builds body and vinosity while Malbec gives a berry, floral character that contributes to the engaging bouquet.” ” 

Wine Making Hand-harvested October 15, 2014. Gentle crush, then fermented in small open top fermenters. Hand punched down three times daily. Aged in new American (75%) and French (25%) oak barrels for 22 months.
Wine Analysis Alcohol 14.0% Dryness Code 0 Sugar 0.4 g/litre TA 5.88 g/litre pH 3.95 Cellaring Enjoy now to 2024 Release Date December 2016 Barrels Produced 22
  1. Great nose, amazing taste profile that develops over time Review by Big Dick Johnson
    Overall impression of the wine

    Up front, the fruit strikes you as soon as you open the bottle. After decanting, it really gives way to more complexity and layers of flavor. Back label is misleading, in that it labels the grapes not in the order they appear in the blend by rather by some random number generation. (Posted on 6/1/13)

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