Black Oak
VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage - 2016
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Black Oak
Black Oak
Black Oak
Black Oak
Black Oak

Vintage & Viticulture

Mild winter was greatly welcomed after the harsh winters of previous years. By mid may the tone had been set for a warm dry season. Timely irrigation and canopy management played critical roles in ensuring grapes could uptake all the required nutrients from the soil and ripen fully. Fall continued with the warm dry pattern that made for a great year.

Winemaker's Notes:

Ripe Fruit was crushed and fermented on the skins individually. Fermentation on the skins lasted 14 days then the must was pressed and malolactic fermentation was done in stainless steel tanks. Once malolactic fermentation was complete the cuvee was made and further aged in stainless steel to maintain the fruit forward style.

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of cherry and blackberry with a hint of tobacco and pepper. Soft ripe fruit flavours are prominent on the palate

Food Pairings:

This versatile medium-bodied red wine will pair with various grilled red meats, tomato-based pasta sauces as well as chicken and turkey dishes, vegetable ragouts and hearty stews.

Conditions for Online Ordering
Shipping charges in Canada range from $30.00 to $50.00 per 12 bottles (case). Reif Estate online orders are available to Ontario, B.C., Alberta and Manitoba addresses only. You must be 19 or older to order and must be available to sign for your order with proper identification. Wine cannot legally be left without a signature, therefore we strongly recommend delivery to a work address. If you are for any reason dissatisfied with one of our products, please contact us. For orders outside of Ontario please contact the winery at .