Gallery

Noble Ridge (Canada)

King's Ransom Meritage


Noble Ridge is an estate vineyard and winery located in the Okanagan Valley. All work is done by hand on site by a team of dedicated workers who strive to create exceptional wine that reflects its noble namesake. 

WINEMAKING

Whole cluster pressed
Cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks
18-24 months in French & American barrels
75% French, 25% American; 60% new oak
Bottle aged for 8 months
All fractions kept separate until just before bottling, then blended 

TASTING NOTES

This is the second vintage of our super premium Meritage blend, King’s Ransom. It is only made when our Winemaker has determined that we are having an extraordinary vintage. The higher percentage of specially selected Cabernet Sauvignon in combination with our Merlot brings characteristic dark cherry, raspberry, tobacco, leather and dark chocolate flavours. The aromas of cherries and licorice are rich and complex. Round, full-bodied mouth feel is complimented by soft yet firm tannins. Built to age in your cellar for another 5-10 years.

FOOD PAIRING

Beef and lamb dishes, roasts, stews and hearty casseroles Steaks, sausages
Game birds, goose
Grilled tuna

Cheeses: Chaume, Chèvre, Explorateur, Mimolette, Parmigiano, Pont l`Evêque, Saint Paulin, hard cheeses, Dark Chocolate 

HARVEST

Sourced entirely from Noble Ridge Vineyard in Okanagan Falls. All hand-picked, specially selected. 

STATS

HARVEST DATES: October 12-14, 2009 BRIX AT HARVEST: 25.0
ALCOHOL: 14.6%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.1

BOTTLING DATE: June 2011 

VQA: No
BLEND: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot