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Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia. One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993. Tony Holler purchased Poplar Grove and became the winery president in 2007. Tony’s wife, Barbara Holler, owns and operates the Holler’s 100 acres of estate vineyards allowing Poplar Grove wines to be made from 100% estate grown grapes. Their sons, Matthew and...
Supple and well-structured with dark fruit, espresso, and spice flavours that glide toward refined tannins.
The weather in the Okanagan was favourable for most of the 2015 season, beginning with an early, mild spring. A hot, dry summer tested the vineyard crews who had to pay careful attention to irrigation regimes and leaf-to-fruit ratios. Once again, meticulous farming and investment of time, energy and money has assured wine quality.
Berries were hand-picked and sorted prior to crushing, then cold-soaked for four days. Alcoholic fermentation was performed at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, breaking and soaking the cap through twice daily pump-overs. Long post-alcoholic maceration of the submerged caps for a further 14 days was completed before pressing into barrels. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel over the winter which finished in the spring of 2016. The wine spent 21 months in a combination of 1 to 3-year-old French oak barriques. It was then bottle aged for one year.
- 91 Points -
It is a bold, generous wine with dark, brooding flavours of black currant, dark chocolate, and blueberries. The concentrated texture signals that the wine needs to be cellared.See detailed press review