2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Collector's Series

Harvested in the last week of November from our Osoyoos vineyard. The 2016 growing season was a very hot year in the history of Okanagan Valley with a good ripening of the fruit. Cool nights preserved primary fruit flavors, powerful tannins and a firm acid backbone that will give the wines from this vintage a long life.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is smooth, complex and inviting, balanced, and elegant. Big but graceful with rich notes of blackberry, plum and currant, with hints of mocha-scented oak, anise and dried herb flowers. Sails along on the finish. A French style wine with soft vanilla and toffee notes that complement the fruit with medium to firm tannins.

Details

  • Release Date: October 2018
  • Price: $34
  • Sweetness Code:
  • Production: only 1200 cases
  • Availability:
  •  On-line Orders
     Select Restaurants  
     Winery Direct
  • Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol 14.5%, RS g/L, PH , TA g/L
  • CSPC: 6844

Food Pairing

Pairs well with roast beef, grilled striploin, pork, grilled lamb, and rich game meats, medium to firm cheeses.

Wine Making

Five days cold soak, open top fermenters , temperature control during the fermentation, extended skin contact and Pneumatge twice a day give this wine rich colour and extraction with great complexity and balance. The wine was aged for 18 months in new and 2 year old barrels, 85% French oak and 15% American oak. The wine is enjoyable now and will continue to improve with careful cellaring for 5 to 8 years.