2009 Équinoxe Merlot
Équinoxe: equal heat of the day, equal cool of the night, equal old world, equal new world.
Our Équinoxe Merlot comes from a specific block of 16 year old vines on the south end of the Golden Mile.
Since 2005 (the first vintage of this wine) the wines resulting from this special vineyard show great flavour intensity and firm tannins, regardless of the vintage. Morning sun and afternoon shade allows the grapes to retain acidity that is harmonious and keeps the wine from being flat or overbearing. The nose dances with a myriad of nuances and flavours and the palate highlight plum and blackberry with a very long finish of espresso and mocha. This is a truly impressive wine.
The caliber of fruit and style of winemaking creates a wine that should age gracefully for 10+ years.
Don’t be afraid of pairing this wine with the richest of the dishes.
Intensely flavored marinades with your choice of steak would be a great accompaniment. Rosemary and garlic-rubbed rack of lamb is a favourite.
Marinated tofu steak with vegan BBQ sauce or vegetable meatballs with roasted red pepper sauce are delicious with this wine.
2009 Équinoxe Merlot Spec Sheet (PDF)
Spec sheets for other vintages