Blackwood Lane Wines
Great wines start with great grapes, so we secured the best grapes of the Okanagan Valley in the Oliver-Osoyoos area. This, combined with old fashioned, traditional, proven techniques (without chemicals or mechanical pumps) and uncompromising quality (using only brand new barriques), we create wines that are winning accolades and praise from wine lovers and connoisseurs all over.
A succulent blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot sourced from our Osoyoos vineyard. Aromatic and medium bodied. The bouquet is a concentrated blend of cassis, black cherry, raspberry and cocoa. It has vibrant flavours of fresh red berries, black cherries, dark fruit, and wet stone/graphite that linger on a long mouth-watering finish!
These grapes hung on until the bitter cold end in our Osoyoos vineyard, gaining a rich, dried fruit, unctuous sweetness. The colour is a medium gold and it has a viscous texture. The bouquet is of fragrant dried apricots, candied orange rind, lilies, honeysuckle, honey, citron and green tea. Ample zestiness calms down the sweetness and adds a lively body. A beautiful perfumed orange liqueur shows up on the long lingering finish. Enjoy as an aperitif or with white stilton cheese, a spicy noodle dish, roasted chicken, or baked ham.
The 2015 Alliànce offers an abundant amount of fruit that captivates the palate. It is a rich, full-bodied, fruit-forward wine with ample acidity, fine tannins, and an aged sophistication that distinguishes Carlos' wines. Aromas of fruit cake, toffee, Red Delicious apples and marzipan. Rich flavours of apple, raspberry and cherry, with secondary floral, peppercorn and cola notes that open up on the finish. A must-have for any wine lover's collection!
A bouquet of violets rises to the top of the exquisite aromas of this luscious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Sweet vanilla, licorice, cassis, boysenberries and mulberries fill out the fine powdery nose. Soft cocoa notes and deeper aromas of marzipan and tobacco also mingle together in the bouquet. This special blend is rich and succulent and has an enticing acidity with seamless flavours. The tannins are so fine and the finish is so long you can taste the delectable flavours on your palate continuously, no matter how long between sips.
Powerful nose with an inkling of cinnamon, an abundance of juicy Montmorency cherries, gentle jasmine flowers, almonds, bell peppers and lemon meringue. Succulent cherry flavours explode across your tongue as it finishes long with dark cherries and suggestion of sweet almonds.
Made from locally grown Cabernet Foch grapes from an Aldergrove vineyard next to a lavender field. This wine is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Maréchal Foch. Our 2017 Cabernet Foch is bold with bell pepper flavours and aromas. On the nose are black olives, and a pleasant earthiness. It is a dry red that is a little savoury and has good acidity. Enjoy flavours of sour red cherries, bell peppers, red plums and lavender. The finish is long and peppery. We aged this wine in both French and American oak barrels for 18 months.
Late harvest Riesling infused with Sea Buckthorn wine. Amber in colour, with aromas of apricots, caramelized pineapple and golden raisins. Full-bodied and off-dry. A bit of Botrytis and good acidity round out this wine, offering a full citron, quince and dried golden fruit mid-palate and a juicy finish of tamarind, apple and Sea Buckthorn berries. Sea Buckthorn berries are considered to be a super food with high amounts of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids 3-6-9 and the rare 7! This wine pairs well with spicy Pad Thai, sushi and coconut curry!
Locally grown Siegerrebe grapes; a German varietal that thrives in the Fraser Valley. Fragrant tropical aromas of lychee nuts, Asian pears and citron with floral overtones of honeysuckle. Dry, structured mouthfeel, pleasant acidity, juicy lychee and perfumed honey flavours. Finishes with solid mouthwatering notes of quince.
The 2010 President is our once in a lifetime iconic Bordeaux-style blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The President was aged in brand new French oak barriques for 3 years, 2 years in French Puncheons, and then bottle aged for an additional 3 years totalling 8 years before its highly anticipated release. This well structured wine proves it is ready to drink now or cellar for another decade. Aromas of cedar, mint chocolate, leather, coffee bean, caramel and ripe stewed black plums. On the palate the wine is full bodied, velvety smooth and dry with notes of luscious black cherries, sweet baking spices and vanilla. Silky tannins and an extra-long, mouth-watering finish. This wine was well worth the wait! (1.5 L bottle)
Only a small quantity of this bold and complex 2014 Merlot was released. It has developed tertiary aromas of stewed dark plums, cassis and chocolate with pronounced aromas of sweet vanilla and violets, and a luscious, full body of abundant fruit providing rich layers of ripe black plums, black cherries, sweet baking spices, vanilla and coffee. The tannins are soft and light and this Merlot has a characteristic heat that warms your palate. This wine is perfectly balanced acidity and an extra long velvety smooth finish that lingers on the palate long after the glass is empty!
This is a very aromatic Cabernet Franc from our Osoyoos vineyards. Tantalizing aromas of sweet fruit, graphite, and jammy plums, with floral and vanilla notes. There is gratifying flavour from start to finish! Succulent and smooth, giving layers of sweet cherries and plums, white pepper, and a touch of sous-bois (earthy forest). Our 2014 Cabernet Franc is a very versatile wine that is a true crowd pleaser. This wine is excellent paired with many vegetarian dishes, savoury stuffed mushrooms and herbed crusted meats.
Portànce is a name we came up with for our new Port style wine, in line with our trade names “Alliànce” and “Referènce”. This is a Vintage Port-style wine, fortified with brandy that was distilled from Blackwood Lane wine. Our fortified 2013 Merlot was aged in a fine French oak barrel for two and a half years. It has a soft and sensuous mouthfeel that delivers a rich impact of mixed berry flavours from the mid-palate to the finish. Sophisticated flavours of sweet black cherries, raspberries, plums, vanilla, and tamarind. You can cellar Portànce for years or enjoy it now after dinner with a savoury blue cheese, aged cheddar, cheesecake or dark chocolate.
Our 2014 Ruby Rosé is a blend of late harvest Riesling and Cabernet Franc from our vineyard in Osoyoos. This rich, full-bodied rosé has layers of soft sweetness and bright acidity and succulent, slightly savoury flavours of ripe strawberries, rhubarb and soft, earthy herbs that make it a fine food pairing wine and a generous sipping wine. The floral, nutty bouquet has plentiful aromas of dried strawberries and apricots, and the finish is long and mouthwatering.
Our 2014 Chardonnay is a beautiful, golden straw colour, perfectly balanced with medium acidity and body. This wine was aged in Burgundian French oak barrels for 24 months. The nose is buttery with floral aromas, as well as aromas of lightly toasted walnuts, pine nuts, golden delicious apples, citrus, and vanilla. A long finish with flavours of nectarine, lemon, and apple butter. This wine is delicious paired with Alfredo pasta, cooked shellfish, and creamy garlic risotto.