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Black Hills Estate

Past Vintages

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2008 Carmenere Tasting Notes

Bud Break: April 30, 2008
Veraison: August 3, 2008
Oak Regime: 60% French Oak and 40% American Oak
Barrel Age: 1/3 new barrel, 1/3 one year old and 1/3 two year old
Primary Coopers: Keystone, Radoux and Alain Fouquet
Harvest Date: October 30, 2008
Bottling Dates: September 11, 2009
Alcohol:  13% 

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"On the nose the 2008 Carmenere shows aromas of dark berries and cherries accented by cracked pepper and baking spice. The palate is smooth, with fine tannins showcasing notes of black cherry, cedar, chocolate and a hint of cigar. It is a balanced, elegant wine with deep complexity and a lengthy finish."
Graham Pierce, Winemaker 

“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