Exotic aromas of earth, herb and tar continue to evolve in the glass. On the
palate, this wine opens with wild berry fruits, herbs, tobacco and pepper.
The French oak adds a lovely toast and char component which complements
the fruit, while rounded tannins allow this wine to be enjoyed earlier than
normal for this vineyard.
Kelham Vineyard is a 52-acre planting located at the base of the western
hills of Oakville. Nickel & Nickel receives fruit from seven acres planted
to rootstocks which offer slightly different nuances to the blend. The soil is
comprised of a well-drained, clay loam, which produces vines and clusters
of moderate size. Some canopy management is performed to allow speckled
light on the grapes which, combined with Oakville’s warm climate, is perfect
for slowly ripening the fruit.