Auction 13 | Lot No. 133
Joseph Phelps Vineyards
10 cases produced
This blend is from three different blocks in our Backus Vineyard in the eastern hills of Oakville. The main component is from the North Block planted in 1999, and the balance is from the South Block planted in 1975. This blend was created in February 2008 in a Taransaud V barrel and will continue to age in this barrel until bottling in 2010.
The Taransaud V barrel is created from an ultra selection of oak from the Troncais Forest, aged five years, and is one of only a handful of these particular barrels crafted by Taransaud at their cooperage in Cognac.
Expressive aromatics of dark fruits, graphite and cassis combined with a focused palate lends to the concentrated mineral characteristics and the balanced tannin structure of this wine. We are proud to offer this lot, which is a perfect expression of Oakville's terroir.
Willow Park Wine & Spirits
10801 Bonaventure Drive, SE
Calgary AB T2J 6Z8
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