2020 Ipso Facto
Oak Regime: 100% French Oak Barrique
"Ipso Facto is a rich and elegant blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2020 vintage shows dark chocolate, sweet spice and well-integrated oak aromas. The palate is dense and mouth filling with concentrated dark fruits and fine, silky tannins. The long finish is framed by ripe dark fuit and fresh vibrant acidity. Drinking well on release, the 2020 Ipso Facto will also reward 5-8 years of cellaring."
Ross Wise, Winemaker
The 2020 growing season got off to a slow start with a cool and damp spring and flowering period. However, a dry and warm July, August and September allowed the vines to quickly able to make up for lost time. With smaller than average crop levels and perfect ripening conditions from September through to Thanksgiving, the fruit was able to achieve excellent flavour and phenolic ripeness, and was harvested with high levels of concentration and aromatic intensity. A stellar vintage for South Okanagan red wines.