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Road 13 Vineyards Fifth Element 2006 Wine Review

Road 13 Vineyards Fifth Element 2006

Road 13 Vineyards Fifth Element 2006

Okanagan Valley, Canada

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Price: $35.99

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.3%

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Road 13 Vineyards

Agent: Appellation Wines

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There are too many individual grape lots in this wine to adequately summarize but let’s try. The Merlot grapes came from the Golden Mile side of the valley while the rest of the blend originated from the Black Sage Bench. All of these were farmed meticulously and harvested in good nick. At the crush pad, all lots were kept separate to keep blending options open. The fermentations were generally typical – no extended macerations or weird winemaking techniques, just good honest practices and attention to details. The barrels used were almost exclusively new through 3-year-old, thin-stave, Medium and Tight grain Chateau Ferre. Blending was conducted in June 2008 with bottling done the following month.

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