2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Collector's Series
- Gold - 2019 All Canadian Wine Championship
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.
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.
- Release Date: October 2018
- Price: $34
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- Production: only 1200 cases
Pairs well with roast beef, grilled striploin, pork, grilled lamb, and rich game meats, medium to firm cheeses.
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.