2014 Stratus Weather Report Red

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At Stratus, our vineyard’s voice is defined as much by the soils underfoot, as the shifting weather patterns above. Our Weather Report series is ever-changing – each wine, an individual snapshot of a growing season.

The Stratus Weather Report Red is an assemblage in the spirit of the signature Stratus Red, with a fruit forward character and emphasis on earlier drinkability. Expect notes of dark plum and cassis, with elements of cigar box and oak char.

Growing Conditions

2014's growing season was a little slow off the mark, with a cold spring that delayed budbreak. Unseasonably cool in the summer, we had slow maturation of both whites and reds. The year was looking very favourable for fresh whites with cool-climate character, then a very warm September / October arrived to finally mature the reds. Picking very late in the fall rewarded us with fully ripe reds with beautiful acidity and red fruit character.

Details

Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc
Merlot
Petit Verdot
Tannat
Viognier
Syrah
Vintage
2014
Body
medium
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
13%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2018 - 2021
Harvest Date
September 29 - November 25, 2014
Cooperage
526 days in French oak │ 12% new