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Winemaker Gina Fernandes Harfman creates exclusive, small lot products for Recollection Wine Club members only. We also keep back vintages for our Club Members. Learn more about member benefits!

Malbec 2018

Malbec 2018

The quality of the Gablemann’s well-established, terraced vineyard shines through in this dark, impactful Malbec. The luscious, complex nose commands your attention to the intense dark fruit, floral perfume and sweet baking spices. On the palate, this full-bodied wine offers ripe, firm tannins and fresh acidity with generous black cherry, boysenberry, blackberry, vanilla, and cloves.

Ideal with barbequed beef, braised dishes including short ribs, sweet and savoury Chinese barbequed pork, or dark chocolate. Unfiltered, will contain sediment. Enjoy from 2022-2030.

Technical:
95% Malbec (Gablemann Vineyard), 5% Merlot (Home Vineyard)
100% French oak barriques
Production: 53 cases
Petit Verdot 2018

Petit Verdot 2018

An approachable Petit Verdot ready to add intrigue to your dining table with exotic notes of goji berries, acai berries, and craisins lifted by top notes of violets, rose petals, cloves and cinnamon. Medium-bodied with finessed tannins and fresh acidity make it ideal with tomato-based pasta dishes, duck confit, stuffed pork tenderloin, roast turkey, or mushroom ravioli.

Unfiltered, will contain sediment. Enjoy now or cellar to 2028.

Technical:
90% Petit Verdot (Harfman Vineyard), 10% Merlot (Home Vineyard)
Older barrels were employed to allow the purity of the fruit to shine through.
Production: 51 cases
Syrah 2018

Family Collection Syrah 2018

A structured and opulent Syrah with aromas of blackberry, stewed cherry, white pepper, smoked meat and savoury preserves. Red fruit, vanilla and butterscotch notes join on the palate, adding complexity. A hint of dried, crushed mint graces the finish. The fresh acidity in this full-bodied red make it perfect with braised lamb shanks, a buffalo burger, or a T-bone steak on the barbeque.

Unfiltered, will contain sediment. Enjoy now or cellar to 2028.

Technical:
94% Syrah, 6% Viognier
Co-fermented with Viognier. Unfined, unfiltered. Aged 14 months in oak barriques
Production: 76 cases
Meritage 2017

Oliver Twist Meritage 2017

“Rich & Sensuous” A voluptuous, complex blend with notes of ripe blackberry, raspberry jam, black current, and cherry mingle with toasty spiceof cedar, nutmeg and cardamom, light florals of lilac and violet, and savoury,earthy notes of coffee, cocoa, sage and dry tobacco leaf.

Composed of a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon, with a small amount of Merlot and a dash of Malbec, aged for 12 months in French and American oak barriques, then allowed a further 18 months of beauty sleep in bottle before release.

All our Cab Sauv is sourced from family vineyards on the Osoyoos East bench, right on the US border, benefiting from its Southern position and the moderating influence of the lake effect. This allows maximum ripeness in thisCabernet Sauvignon vineyard, which was established in 1999. Slightly lower yields and phenomenal fruit quality delivered an excellent 2017 vintage, characterized by high flavour concentration, balanced tannins, complexity and natural acidity.

Serve this beguiling beauty with grilled T-Bone steak and crisp, butter-fried mushrooms, braised short ribs with savoury risotto, spiced beef tenderloin, or eggplant Parmesan.

Unfiltered, will contain sediment. Enjoy from 2020 to 2029.

Awards: Gold Medal (92 Points) ~ Savor NW Wine Awards 2020; Gold Medal ~ 2020 Savor NW Platinum Judging; 91 Points ~ John Schreiner (July 2020)

Technical:
82% Cabernet Sauvignon (Harfman Vineyard)
15% Merlot (Home Vineyard)
3% Malbec (Gablemann Vineyard)
Aged for 12 months in French and American oak barriques
Production: 268 cases
Malbec 2017

Oliver Twist 2017 Malbec

“Dark & Delicious” The deep, sexy purple hue draws you into a luscious, complex nose of black currant, blackberry, damson plum, raspberry, vanilla pod, and clove, with hints of sage and toasty oak. On the palate, this full-bodied wine offers ripe, smooth tannins and fresh acidity with generous black cherry, black currant, raisin, and dark chocolate notes.

Steep, terraced vineyards and old-world viticulture techniques produced this intense Malbec, from the Gablemann’s vineyards on the northeast side of Oliver. We’ve had a long relationship with this great grape-growing family!

Share this food-friendly wine with a special meal, such as duck confit,lamb risotto,veal scallopini with mushrooms, Tourtière, or try potato and porcini mushroom cakeswith truffle sauce. Alternatively, find some quality dark chocolates, curl up in the evening and don’t share at all!

Unfiltered, will contain sediment. Enjoy from 2021-2029.

Technical:
Production: 56 cases
Syrah 2014

Oliver Twist Syrah 2014

C’est Syrah or Shiraz? Our fruit-forward, bold, full-bodied red was aged in select French and American oak. It offers aromas of fresh jam, savoury spice with white pepper notes, black raspberries, and smoke. The flavours of whitepepper, sage, blueberry, and blackberry make this wine a perfect complement to wild game such as venison, buffalo burgers, lamb, rich pasta,and slow-roasted or barbecued pork.

All our Syrah is grown in a single vineyard on our home estate, picked by hand, and carefully crafted with love. It is made in small lots, only 150 cases were produced, and fewer than 10 remain.Great aging potential – enjoy through 2026.

Unfiltered, will contain sediment.

Awards: 92 points ~ John Schreiner; Silver Medal ~ 2019 Savor NW; Bronze Medal ~ 2019 National Wine Awards of Canada.
Technical:
Production: 150 cases