The Legacy 2015


The Legacy


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89 case(s) available

Product code
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Regulated designation
Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
British Columbia
Okanagan Valley, Naramata
Cabernet Sauvignon 36 %
Merlot 29 %
Malbec 19 %
Cabernet Franc 14 %
Petit Verdot 2 %
Closure type
Winery's website

About this winery

Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia. One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993. Tony Holler purchased Poplar Grove and became the winery president in 2007. Tony’s wife, Barbara Holler, owns and operates the Holler’s 100 acres of estate vineyards allowing Poplar Grove wines to be made from 100% estate grown grapes. Their sons, Matthew and...

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Notes about product

Spring/Summer 2015 had hotter than average temperatures, reminiscent of the record breaking 1998 season. The last week of August saw heavy smoke in the Okanagan Valley due to large forest fires burning in the South. Smoke cooled the valley, giving the grapes the opportunity to slow sugar production and develop flavour characteristics and tannin. There was no smoke taint detected in any of the berries.

Winemaking notes

All the grape varietals were estate grown and hand-picked for their specific characteristics, then rigorously sorted prior to fermentation and extended maceration. The various lots were aged in 100% traditional French barriques for 21 months before the final blend was assembled, then matured in-bottle for 2 years prior to release.

Tasting notes

Aromas of cassis and black cherry on the nose with a strong and sultry backbone of dark chocolate. Full-bodied with notes of plums, vanilla, and blackberries.

Press reviews

Gismondi on Wine

- 91 points -

August 2019

The 2015 blend is a complete departure from last year’s cabernet franc dominated blend. The ‘15 mix is 36/29/19/14/2 cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec, cabernet franc and petit verdot. It’s slightly tighter with less texture and more linear notes, but it’s still satisfying in the mouth. The tannins are well managed. The entry is a mix of rich, dark, black and blue fruits that coat the palate along with a dollop of soft French oak. More Napa than Bordeaux which should be attractive to a large crowd of red wine lovers - drink or hold mid-term.

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