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Black Hills Estate

Past Vintages

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2008 Alibi Tasting Notes

Bud Break: April 30, 2008 
Veraison: August 3, 2008 
Oak Regime: Semillon barrel fermented in puncheons 
Harvest Date: na 
Bottling Dates: April 11, 2009
Final Blend: • 75% Sauvignon Blanc • 25% Semillon 
Alcohol: 14% 

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“The 2008 Alibi blend is bright with fragrant lime, lemon and grapefruit notes backed by tropical fruit aromas. These notes follow through on the palate with citrus, pineapple and minerality. Well balanced with great structure it has a full mouth feel and a long smooth finish. It is a very food friendly wine and also works well on its own.”

“Spring 2008 in the South Okanagan was cold and bud break came late. However a warm and sunny June and July put the vineyard back on track. Throughout the summer the vines enjoyed plenty of sunshine with very few heat spikes which encourage continued growth. August was slightly cooler than normal followed by a beautiful September that brought lots of sun, minimal rain and cool nights helping capture the acidity and intensifying the fl­avorful grapes. This was followed by perfect harvesting weather in October.”
Steve Carberry, Winegrower