2014 Laughing Stock Portfolio

This wine was bought at the winery in Okanagan BC and give to me as a gift. Dark in color with a nice dark berry nose. On the mid palate this wine displays lovely, elegant dark cherries, and dark chocolate notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays smooth refined tannins and nice acidity. This is a lovely wine, rich, well made. We paired it with a filet mignon and it was a marriage made in heaven. Yumm … according to the label Merlot 49%, Cab sauv 28%, Cab Franc 20%, Malbec 2% Petite Verdot 1%, 19 months in barrel, 40% new and 60% second fill French Oak. Here’s the write up from the wineries web site, for a different vintage.

portfolio 2017

Portfolio 2017

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wine profile

Just like a finely balance stock portfolio, putting together a blended wine takes finesse and judgement so that the experience of the whole will be greater than the sum of the individual parts. Our Portfolio is a wine that marries the art and science of winemaking with a blend of Bordeaux varietals. For over a decade, Portfolio has routinely won top accolades from wine competitions and wine critics alike: a proven chart-topper. Also available in 1.5 litre Magnum and Double Magnum 3.0L.

Aromas of tobacco leaf, cedar box, leather and vanilla bean greet you. On the palette, this wine hints at blackberry, dark cherry with a touch of all spice. The bold tannins and balance of fruit and acidity will make this a great wine for ageing 7-10 years. We would expect nothing less from Portfolio.

winemaking notes

The 2017 vintage combines the five classic varietals: 48% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, and 2% Petit Verdot to create a multilayered, complex wine.

Using double sorting tables to sort grapes first by cluster and then by berry allows us to put meticulous attention on using only the best grapes in our wines. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks as well as in oak. Portfolio sees 20 months in French oak barrels with 48% new French oak and 52% second fill French oak.

vintage notes

2017 brought some wild weather. One of the coldest winters we’ve experienced in years gave way to a cool, wet spring.  Although there was flooding in the Okanagan, it was followed by 54 straight days with no rain. The hot dry summer allowed fruit development to catch up from its late start and created smaller more concentrated grapes. Fall weather cooled down quickly, but we were able to bring in our fruit prior to any risk of frost. Overall, expect ripeness and weight to the wines, while still retaining bright fruit flavours

vineyards

Sourced from 3 sites on the Naramata Bench and from the Perfect Hedge Vineyard in Osoyoo

wine specs: Vintage2017AppellationOkanagan ValleyHarvest DateOctober 7, 2017Acid5.4 g/LpH3.8Aging20 months in French oak barrels, 48% new French oak and 52% second fill French oak.FermentationIn stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels.Residual Sugar0.0 g/LAlcohol %14.8

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