Bring out the BBQ! Monster Red Eyed 2019 is bursting with aromas of
freshly cracked peppercorn, smoky cedar, and black currant. Flavours
of cherry and raspberry rush forward with the first sip. A medium body
and light fruity finish to keep you coming back for more!
The 2019 winter brought extremes: warm January days of
12°C to lows of - 22°C and lots of snow in February. Bud burst
was two weeks later than average due to the long winter. The
beginning of Okanagan spring was one of the driest on record.
By the end of June, the Okanagan Valley saw a cooling trend
that lasted through most of July. At the end of July, the real
Okanagan summer started with hot sunny days and little
precipitation. September was wetter than usual. October was
dry with 15°C days and 2°C to 6°C nights. The weather was
perfect to hang the fruit until the end of October, with all the
remaining vineyards achieving the right amount of flavour,
sugar, and acid. No Floods. No Smoke. Overall, it was a low
tonnage year with excellent ripe fruit across all varietals in
40% Malbec, 33% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvginon, 2% Petit Verdot
Red Eyed Monster was made from a blend of red grapes. The
berries were hand picked & sorted in the vineyard. Each of the
component varietals were fermented separately. The finished
wines were then blended to taste by our winemakers.