2014 Nota Bene

First Vintage: 1999 
Bud Break: April 14, 2014 
Veraison: July 30, 2014 
Oak Regime: 80% French, 20% American 
Barrel Age: 1/3 new barrel, 1/3 one year old and1/3 two year old
Primary Coopers: Radoux, Le Roi, Alain Fouquet and Saury 
Harvest Dates: October 15, 2014 
Bottling Dates: March 15, 2016 
Final Blend:  52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33%, Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 14.9% 

PDF Tasting Notes

“The 2014 season has proven to be yet another outstanding vintage in the South Okanagan. This new
release of Nota Bene shows its tantalizing signature of raspberries, plum, and fruit leather complimented
by dusty, mushroom and earthy components. Rich, velvety smooth tannins coat the palate resulting in a
well-balanced, elegant and delicate lingering finish of raspberries & spice. Medium-full bodied with well
integrated tannins and a lengthy weight that would pair most perfectly with fresh rack of lamb, elk and
ratatouille. Start drinking near the end of 2016 or cellar up to 12 years to reveal more clove spice, leather
and pipe tobacco aromas.” 
Graham Pierce, Winemaker

“The 2014 vintage started off with a warm early spring which showed steady growth
in the vines. This, followed with minnimum rain, allowed us to effectively control
the vigor and crop load of the vines. Throughout mid-summer desired temperatures
and dry days extended right into the fall and harvest period. This has been a
fantastic year for weather and this reflects in the balanced ripeness and high
quality that was achived.” 
Steve Carberry, Winegrower