2013 Merlot - David's Block

Retail
$50.15
Case
$601.80
Varieties
Merlot
Vintage
2013
Country
Canada
Region
VQA Twenty-Mile Bench
Alcohol
14%
Bottle size
750 mL
Winemaking Notes

The nose is rich with toasted cedar wood and black current. Herbal notes are forward on the palate, followed by shy fruit, well rounded tannins and a long finish.

Growing Conditions

David’s Block estate vineyard, certified organic and biodynamic. Viticultural practices included vertical shoot positioning, shoot thinning, cluster thinning, hand-leaf removal and hand- harvest.

This is the second last vintage of Merlot from this Estate Vineyard planted in 1999. Sadly the Merlot from David’s Block was lost due to the extreme cold early in 2014. The 2013 vintage of this wine will be it's final.

All prices include Ontario bottle deposits; $0.20 for bottles of 750 mL and $0.10 for bottles of 375 mL and less.
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Awards

Title
Gold Medal Winner
Year
2018
Event
National Wine Awards

Professional Reviews

Evan Saviolidis www.evanwinesavvy.com

This is the last vintage ever for this wine as the vines gave up the ghost after the brutally cold 2014 winter. Medium body and elegant, maturity has set in with some savoury/leather notes weaving between the plum, cherry, chocolate, herbs and spice. Ready to drink.

Rick VacSickle

After a horrible winter in 2014, this is the last vintage ever of the David’s Block Merlot and it’s going out with a bang. Despite a cooler vintage in 2013, Pender has given this Merlot a proper send off. It has a gorgeous, irresistible nose of black currants, sweet tobacco, and array of elegant spice notes, earth, kirsch, ripe blackberries and earthy/brambly notes. It’s thick and juicy on the palate and shows a range of currants, black pipe licorice, graphite, earth, meaty notes and layers of complexity and spice. This is a highly structured Merlot with a firm tannic backbone and will continue to improve in bottle for five+ years.