Laughing Stock Portfolio
This Bordeaux style blend composed of 42% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc , 7% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. Double sorting tables first by clusters and then by berries allows us to put meticulous attention on using only the best grapes in our wines. Their oak program continues to be fine-tuned and this vintage includes the use of oak fermenters in addition to our stainless tank ferments. After 15 months of aging, barrels are individually tasted and selected to create balance in flavours, tannins and acidity in the final blend for Portfolio. This selected blend is then put back in barrel for an additional 4 months of aging. The resulting wine has a nose of dark dried berries, cedar and a hint of clove. On the palate, black cherry and bramble with anise and thyme notes. More elegant in body from the cooler vintage, it has a great structure and long finish. Well crafted for aging and food pairing.