Road 13 Vineyards 2011 Fifth Element (Golden Mile Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from winery here
Production: 588 cases
Date Tasted: December 1st, 2015
Tasting Notes: A sensual, robust blend of 6 red varieties with Merlot and Cabernet Franc leading the way and Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon playing a supportive roll (plus splashes of Malbec and Petit Verdot). Exelent ripeness for a cooler vintage, the 2011 offers delightful, sweet berry fruit on the nose with floral and dried herb notes additing depth and femininity. The dry, full-bodied palate follows with dark fruit and meaty, savoury characters that are lifted by mouth-watering, berry acidity. Fine, dusty tannins linger with spices and blueberry puree on the long finish.
Ready to go now, though, has the bones to hold for a few more years with some further development possible.
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