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French Door Héritage French Blendtext

French Door Héritage French Blend 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Héritage is the flagship red blend at French Door. In 2020, the final blend was 41% merlot, 28% cabernet franc, 13% cabernet sauvignon, 7% syrah, 6% malbec, and 5% petit verdot. The nose is bright, sharing pleasant red fruit and floral notes with savoury desert cedar. The tannins are dense but sweet, supporting rich blueberry and red currants with a dusty, mineral graphite finish. Youthful, complex, and well made, this will age well through 2030. The grapes are hand harvested, sorted, destemmed and gently crushed into stainless steel tanks. They were cold soaked for three to four days to extract colour and flavours without alcohol before a long fermentation period between 45-52 days. The aging is in a 40/60 mix of new and neutral French barriques for 16 months. The winery is east and south of downtown Oliver on the Black Sage Bench.Tasted: 16 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$48.00750mlwinery online/direct
CDN$58.00750mlselect private retailers
Producer: French Door Estate WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon - Syrah - Petit Verdot - MalbecUPC: 627987310733