2008 Red Conception

2008 Red Conception

Our most popular red wine, Red Conception is a unique blend of premium varietals (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah) that integrate together harmoniously. A very approachable red wine with soft tannins and rich flavours that pairs well with a wide variety of flavours.

Medium red in colour with inviting aromas of dark cherries, blackberry, licorice, cedar-smoke and warm spices. Midweight on the palate with a nice mouthfeel, good acid backbone, and flavours that carry on the finish. An excellent 'food wine' that can easily be paired with a number of dishes.

The 2008 Red Conception is a unique blend of several vinifera varietals, crafted separately in small lots before assembled. The name was inspired by our Jack Rabbit Flats Vineyard, once a very popular 'parking' spot among locals. As it turns out, more than just great wine was conceived in our vineyards....

Winemaking Notes

Each variety was vinified separately and aged for fourteen months in oak barrels from select coopers. The wines selected for the final blend were chosen for their approachability, focus on fruit-driven aromatics, soft tannins and a rich mouthfeel. After several blending trials of each of the barrels in our cellar, the individual barrels were selected for the final blend.

Technical Details

Cooperage: 80% French and 20% American Oak
Alcohol: 13.0%
Residual Sugar: 3.0g/l (sugar code=0)

Cellar Potential

Drinking best between 2010 and 2013.

Release Date

May 1, 2010