"In the investment industry, you aren’t really taken seriously as a money manager until you can post 10 year performance numbers. Portfolio, our flagship Bordeaux-style blend has now achieved this status. For the past decade, Portfolio has routinely won top accolades from wine competitions and wine critics alike. This 10th vintage is set to be a chart-topper from the stellar 2012 growing year.
This wine is a complex layering of dark berries, herbs and oak aromas. Strong notes of mint, cassis and thyme are in harmony with the jammy fruit, dark chocolate and vanilla undertones. On the palate, the tannins are supple and the fruit is prominent, proudly showcasing the warm growing season. The end result is a smooth, long finish and a wine built to age. Cellaring this full-bodied red is recommended for up to 10 years or to be enjoyed in its youth after decanting."
Considered one of the better vintages in the past 5 years, the growing season was long and warm. Despite a wet spring, 2012 delivered an almost flawless Okanagan summer, followed by extended fall warmth. While some vineyards had large yields this year, we managed our crop levels carefully to still stay within our target focusing on quality, not quantity.