The Fully Completely Reserve Red was originally created to commemorate the Hips announcement of the re-release of their legendary album Fully Completely and 2015 North American Tour. The wine was co-created by band members Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Rob Baker, Gord Sinclair, and Johnny Fay in conjunction with Stoney Ridge Estate Winery. The 2020 vintage once again features an exact replication of the original artwork that first appeared on the Fully Completely album cover.
An elegant and fruit forward Bordeaux style blend. Aromas of perfumed red berry fruit including raspberry, blackberry and cherry mingled with savoury oak notes of caramel, toast and cedar. These aromatics carry over to the palate, along with candied plum, blueberry and strawberry jam flavour. The palate is softly textured, with moderate tannin and delicate acidity. Drinking 2022 – 2026.
A blend of 50% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 24% Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes were harvested from select vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula. The fruit came in clean with good flavour concentration and an average brix of 22.5°. Grapes were crushed and fermented in separate lots in stainless steel tanks and one tonne fermenter bins. The wine was then racked into new and seasoned French oak barrels for 19 months prior to blending. 1556 cases were bottled August 22, 2022.
Blend: 50% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc,
Harvest date: Mid-October 2020
Brix: Average 22.5°
Harvested by: Mechanical Harvester
Residual Sugar: 4.4 g/L
Total Acidity: 5.3 g/L
Fermented in: Stainless Steel Tank and 1 tonne bins
Malolactic: 100% Malolactic Fermentation
Aged: 16 months in new and seasoned American and French Oak Barrels
Bottled: March 2021
Total Case Production: 2950 cases