2013 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Black currant and dark plum combined with mint, eucalyptus and tobacco. Dry, chalky tannins that balance with a fresh line of acidity show this wine is built to age. Leather, green pepper and earth with black fruit on a long satisfying finish.
|Appellation:||Penticton - Skaha Lake|
|Harvest Date:||November 7, 2013|
|Bottling Date:||July 28, 2015|
|Titratable Acid:||6.5 g/L|
|Volatile Acid:||0.72 g/L|
|Residual Sugar:||2.5 g/L|
|Free S02:||27.0 mg/L|
|Total S02:||82.0 mg/L|
|Brix at harvest:||24|
The season started strong with a warm April, which led to good conditions for bud break. The drier than normal May set the stage for early flowering and then early ripening throughout the vineyard. The temperatures dipped in September with a wet first harvest in October. A benign weather system carried us into November with dry and mild weather.
Aged 18 months on 30% new French oak.
92 POINTS Dark in colour, the wine begins with aromas of vanilla, black cherry and red fruit. The texture is full and polished, with long ripe tannins. The wine has ripe flavours of black cherry, black currant and plum. The sweet fruit flavours linger on the finish, along with hints of tobacco and cedar. This is an elegant and sophisticated Cabernet Sauvignon. John Schriener
Classic, generous, expressive. Matured in partially new French oak barrels, this 100% estate grown Cabernet offers classic Bordelais character (from great vintages) with brighter acidity than you generally see from California. Very fragrant with pristine wild currant aromas, vanilla, baking spices and licorice atop leather, pencil shavings and a whiff of mint. Juicy and expressive fruit dominates the palate with a supple weight. It has great posture, generous acidity and a fantastic and lengthy finish trailing, cocoa, coffee and toasted spices. Daenna Van Mulligen
BC Wine of the Week The 2013 follows up on the very good 2012 and tops it, finally bringing some finesse to the mix at Painted Rock. Rip and juicy are not words one usually associates with local Cabernet Sauvignon but this 2013 reminds us of both. The juicy, balance, soft textures make it a lot easier to embrace the black current fruit and complex tobacco flavours that no longer disappear into a pool of resin and oak. Rather there are light tannins but no obvious oak, allowing the acidity and the fruit to persist for a long finish. Well done – and proof we can abandon the Bordeaux receipt for something we can call the Okanagan. Anthony Gismondi, Vancouver Sun, July 6, 2016
This is a serious wine... Cassis, blueberry, bitter cocoa and crushed granite. Intense minerality. With definitely loosen up over the next decade. Courtney Flood Full-bodied and still tight, but this will be a blockbuster with cellar time. A fabulous BC Cabernet Sauvignon with terrific structure and balance and a long, satifying finish. Pair with rare filet mignon. Natalie Maclean
Another gem from Painted Rock's 2013 vintage! This Cab Sauv sets off enticing aromas including: black berry fruit, baking spices (anise and clove) leather, mint, dark choclate and earthy minerality. Mouthfeel is chewy and grippy yet mouthwatering. Tannins are high but well integrated with a medium plus acidity. This wine full bodied and lingers on the palate with long minted berry finish. This Cab Sauv has a big future ahead and will age very well for another 10 years. If enjoying now, please aerate and decant. Pair with a lovely beef roast. Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier
Deep ruby/purple, with currants, blackberry, cedar, mineral and green leaf. Medium full bodied with currant, cherry, cedar, mineral, spice and herb. Very well made, but this is very young and the tannins though fine are massive. I expect his needs at least another three years in the cellar to soften up and come together. Drink 2018-2025+ or decant now and serve with fatty cut of beef to soak up the tannins. Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier