2008 Nobilus Merlot


  • Double Gold - 2010 All Canadian Wines Championship
  • Double Gold - 2011 Wine Press Northwest
  • Gold - 2012 InterVin, International Wine Awards
  • Gold - 2010 People's Choice Awards
  • Silver - 2010 BC Wine Awards
  • Silver - 2010 Canadian Wine Awards
  • Silver - 2011 Indy International Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2010 InterVin, International Wine Awards
  • Silver - 2011 InterVin, International Wine Awards
  • Silver - 2013 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2011 People's Choice Awards
  • Silver - 2013 Savor NW International Wine Awards
  • Silver - 2011 Wine Lovers' Consumer Wine Judging

The translation of NOBILUS from Latin is NOBLE. Merlot from our vineyards on the Golden Mile Bench is the grape used for making this wine. The 2008 growing season was very cold by Okanagan standards and the grapes' extended time on the vine allowed for development of generous fruit flavors, and the cooler temperatures ensured those flavors were beautifully preserved.

Winemaker's Notes

2008 NOBILUS is about balance, structure and character. This classy wine has intense aromas of black currant, raspberry jam, spice and hints of cedar and vanilla. Smooth, silky tannins with long lingering blackberry and cocoa notes. A long velvety finish completes this elegant wine which has prominent flavour that will only improve with careful cellaring for 5 to 8 years.


  • Release Date: October 2010
  • Price: $39
  • Sweetness Code: 00
  • Production: only 290 cases
  • Availability:
  • · On-line Orders (Free Shipping in BC)
    · Select Restaurants  
    · Winery Direct
  • Blend: Merlot
  • Alcohol 14.9%, RS 2.8 g/L, PH 3.78, TA 6.0g/L
  • CSPC: 30577

Food Pairing

Pairs perfectly with grilled steaks, pork roast, lamb, braised veal, pasta with red sauce, venison, mild and strong cheese.

Wine Making

The grapes were de-stemmed and lightly crushed into open-top fermentation tanks. Temperature control during the fermentation, extended skin contact and Pneumatage twice a day gives this wine rich colour and extraction with great complexity and balance. The wine was aged for 15 months in new and 2 year old barrels, 80% French and 20% American. Blending begins two months prior to bottling. The wine will continue to improve with careful cellaring for many years to come.