2017 Ipso Facto
Oak Regime: 80% French Oak 20% American Oak
"The 2017 vintage of Ipso Facto is a blend of Syrah & Merlot, with a small percentage of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon as well. The nose opens with aromas of bright raspberry and Bing Cherry, followed by a dusting of crushed violets. The palate echoes with notes of ripe cherry, black tea and cocoa on the finish. This elegant wine is structured with beautiful acidity and medium tannins that call for dishes with fresh tomato and soft cheeses"
Graham Pierce, Winemaker
Following a long cold spring and late start to the growing season, the 2017 summer was both warm and dry, resulting in small and highly concentrated berries. A cool August and September followed, which allowed the grapes to retain intense fruit aromatics and fresh natural acidity. Due to the slow cool weather after veraison, each parcel of fruit was allowed along ripening period, leading to impressive flavor and tannin maturity.