Fairview Cellars The Bear blend red wine

Fairview Cellars 2016 The Bear bordeaux-style blend

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One of the best and most elegant bordeaux-style red blends grown in BC. From Oliver's famed Golden Mile Bench DVA comes this flagship Fairview Cellars estate-grown wine, suitable for consumption upon release, but will also reward those with the patience to cellar.

A blend of five of the classic Bordeaux cultivars (Cab. Sauv., Merlot, Cab. Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot) with Cabernet Sauvignon being at least 50% of the blend, sometimes reaching as high as 75% of the blend in exceptional Cab. years.  The best barrels are always chosen for this wine, with the Cab. Sauv. grapes usually coming from a later picking to add to the complexity.  The wine is stored for longer periods of time in the barrel. (anywhere from 14 to 20 months)  The time “on the skins” is usually longer, again to achieve higher extraction from the skins. 14.8%