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Mayhem Wines 2020 Cabernet Merlot

Canada, British Columbia
91 JS
91 WA
92 NWA

89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc, this big, bold red recently took home a Gold Medal and scored 92 points at the National Wine Awards of Canada.

On the nose, there are layers of blueberries, black plums and baking spices with soft, velvety tannins and a touch of graphite and cocoa on the finish. This Cab Merlot is destined for anything on the grill, so invite some friends over and fire up the barbie!

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Meyer Family Vineyards
Vintage 2020
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Merlot 89%, Cabernet Franc 11%
¥5,500 ¥4,950  (incl. tax)

89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc, this big, bold red recently took home a Gold Medal and scored 92 points at the National Wine Awards of Canada.

On the nose, there are layers of blueberries, black plums and baking spices with soft, velvety tannins and a touch of graphite and cocoa on the finish. This Cab Merlot is destined for anything on the grill, so invite some friends over and fire up the barbie!

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Meyer Family Vineyards
Vintage 2020
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Merlot 89%, Cabernet Franc 11%
Data
Closure Crown
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.6%
Product Code A001R00920
Inventory In Stock (120)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

On the nose, there are layers of blueberries, black plums and baking spices with soft, velvety tannins and a touch of graphite and cocoa on the finish.

Pairing

Pair with grilled meats.

Cellaring

Enjoy through 2030

Press
91John Schriener
The aromas just jump from the glass, with notes of cassis, dark cherry and blueberry. That is echoed on the rich and satisfying palate, where the fruit mingles with spice, plum and chocolate
91WineAlign
Geoffrey Moss, MW Rich, dark cherry fruit is layered with chocolate and sweet oak spices, leading to a structured palate with fine-grained tannins and intense, ripe fruit that carries the long finish.
92National Wine Awards of Canada
Gold - National Wine Awards of Canada
Reviews & Ratings

GOLD - National Wine Awards of Canada

Production

Appellation

South Okangan Valley

Vintage Notes

Considered an outstanding vintage

Viticulture

Sourced from three south Okanagan vineyards - Anarchist Mountain Vineyard (Osoyoos) Ryegrass Vineyard (Oliver), Middle Bench Vineyard (Naramata)

Vinification

89 percent merlot with 11 percent cabernet franc. The varieties were kept apart for five months in second use barrels before coming together for six more months in barrel.  100% French Oak.

Producer

Producer Description

In traditional French Burgundian style we focus on small case lots of varietals best suited and expressive of their unique place of origin with an emphasis on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. We produce about 8,000 cases and strive to produce the finest wines possible. Our wines are hand harvested and hand crafted and we take great pride in each bottle of wine with great attention to detail. We hope that you enjoy our wines as much as we enjoy making them!

OUR PHILOSOPHY

To produce the finest quality wines in the traditions of burgundy, we believe the wines are not made but grown. Each wine reflects the single vineyard of its origin, the soil, the meso-climate, the aspect and the people that hand tend the vines. Hand-harvested and hand-crafted, with great attention to detail and minimal winemaking intervention we take pride in each bottle of wine. Meyer Family Vineyards wines are produced from two main vineyards, the 1.62-hectare “Old Main Road” vineyard on the Naramata Bench and the 6.9-hectare “McLean Creek Road” vineyard in Okanagan Falls. We also work with passionate quality-minded growers in Kaleden and the East Kelowna area to round out our portfolio of terroir-driven wines.

Winemaker Chris Carson brings a wealth of global experience to Meyer Family Vineyards. His philosophy is to care for the grape on the vine and maintain as much as possible a hands-off approach in the cellar to allow the true expression of the terroir.

OUR VINEYARDS

At Meyer Family Vineyards, we follow time tested philosophies, strategies and techniques to produce the finest quality wines. Each wine reflects the single vineyard of it’s origin, the soil, the climate, the slope.

McLean Creek Road Vineyard Okanagan Falls, British Columbia

This is our home vineyard where our tasting room & wine lounge are located. The vineyard was originally planted in 1994. It has a predominantly steep southerly aspect with the soil comprised of alluvial and glacial deposits making up a mix of gravel and sandy loams.

Varietals grown:

Chardonnay – 3.5 acres planted
Pinot Noir – 11 acres planted 
Gewurztraminer – 1.5 acres planted

Old Main Road Vineyard Naramata Bench, British Columbia

This vineyard is located on a terrace that has a gentle northerly aspect with the soil comprised of alluvial deposits making up a silt loam overlaying a clay loam. The vineyard was originally planted in 1996 with 100% Chardonnay vines. 

Varietals grown:

Chardonnay – 4 acres planted
 

Chris Carson - Winemaker & Viticulturist

Chris returned to Canada in 2008 after eight years spent in New Zealand, California and Montrachet. He brings his expertise in crafting award winning wines. Chris is hands on in the vineyard, following the grape from pruning to harvest and creating small lot hand-crafted wines. He especially loves the heartbreak grape, Pinot Noir and supervised the planting of 9,000 new Pinot Noir vines in early 2009 at our estate vineyard on McLean Creek Road. Chris is a graduate of Lincoln University in Canterbury, New Zealand with his Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology and he brings with him his extensive enthusiasm and skills in all areas of winemaking and production.

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