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Honest John's Red 2017
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Honest John's Red 2017
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Appellation
British Columbia VQA
Sugar
24 Brix
Acid
5.3 g/L
pH
3.56
Bottling Date
May 9-11, 2018
Residual Sugar
5.9 g/L
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SKU: 29068417
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Appellation
British Columbia VQA
Sugar
24 Brix
Acid
5.3 g/L
pH
3.56
Bottling Date
May 9-11, 2018
Residual Sugar
5.9 g/L
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2017 Honest John’s Red has an intense aromatic profile with black and red cherry, blueberry, and cracked pepper, along with delicate notes of vanilla, clove, and orange blossom. These flavours carry onto the medium-bodied palate, where the rich texture and soft tannins combine to produce a delicious, fruity wine that calls out for good friends around a BBQ.
Vineyard Notes
The 2017 growing season was an interesting and highly unusual roller coaster ride! Higher than normal rainfall and an alarmingly cool spring gave way one of the warmest, driest summers in 40 years. Atmospheric smoke from forest fires in the Pacific Northwest turned out to be a blessing because it reflected a good portion of the sunlight away from our vines and kept the daytime temperatures very moderate, resulting in virtually perfect temperatures for ripening of the fruit with intense flavours and crisp acidity. During harvest the grapes were sampled bi-weekly to measure flavour and tannin development. Each variety and parcel of fruit was picked at its optimal point of flavour development for the Honest John’s Red style.
Production Notes
THE BLEND: 57% Merlot, 21% Gamay, 16% Pinot Noir, 4% Syrah, 2% Viognier
Winemaker Notes
During vintage, the grapes for the 2017 Honest John’s Red were all carefully sorted, destemmed, and gently pumped to tanks for fermentation. The caps were pumped over twice daily for about 8 days and the wine was then pressed off to commence the maturation process. The wine was aged in tanks with French Oak Staves and underwent micro-oxygenation to soften the tannins and integrate all of the flavours. The final blend was painstakingly crafted to create a unique wine with loads of character in a fruit driven, medium-bodied frame.
Production
6400 cases
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Jack
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(Jun 18, 2018 at 7:46 AM)
A regular go-to that always impresses the crowd. No meal tastes the same without it!

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