About this winery
Monster Vineyards is a boutique winery located on the Naramata Bench in the British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. The winery came to life in 2006 when the owners of Poplar Grove introduced this fun new line up of wines to the British Columbia market. Raising the bar for fruit-forward Okanagan wines, the Monster wines are fresh, fruity and ready to be set free upon release. Monster Vineyards is conveniently located at the gateway to the famous Naramata Bench wine touring route just down the road...
Notes about product
2016 was a test of patience and persistence in the vineyards. A warm early spring followed by a late April snowstorn took the winery by surprise. Overall, the 2016 growing season was long, weathered and embraced by the team. The persistence and patience of the vineyard crew and Mother Nature resulted in yet another fantastic vintage.
This Monster is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. The grapes were hand picked and sorted in the vineyard. The berries were then crushed & held cold for four days. During fermentation, a combination of hand plunging the must and judicious use of pumping over ensured the optimum level of tannin extraction.
An intriguing and unique blend dominated by Cabernet franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec. A spicy nose of Italian plum, cocoa, fresh peppercorn and mint intrigues the senses. The first sip brings Elements of cloves, dark chocolate, leather with a super long finish.