2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Sweet black cherries, juicy plum and eucalyptus on the nose. The wine is round and full on the palate with silky ripe tannins. Sweet fruit lingers on the finish with hints of mint, tobacco and well integrated toasted oak. Elegant and sophisticated this wine will age beautifully.
|Appellation:||Penticton - Skaha Lake|
|Bottling Date:||August 16, 2016|
|Titratable Acid:||6.6 g/L|
|Volatile Acid:||0.6 g/L|
|Residual Sugar:||3.0 g/L|
|Free S02:||26.0 mg/L|
|Total S02:||42.0 mg/L|
The 2014 growing year was an exceptional one; the temperatures were hot but consistent, leading to well balanced and beautifully ripe fruit. September cooled nicely to slow the sugar development while the flavours and tannin continued to develop and the bright acidity was retained. This has gone down as a “textbook Okanagan vintage” and the first of which that Painted Rock has seen. Reviewers have commented that the reds of the 2014 vintage have the potential to be “show-stoppers”.
Aged 18 months on 30% new French oak.
92 POINTS Daenna van Mulligen Thoroughbred, firm, ageworthy.
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.
Despite 2014 being a textbook vintage for Painted Rock, this vintage is one to hold onto - don't crack the capsule quite yet.
It's tightly wound, offering glimpses of a thoroughbred underneath. Dusty plums, bittersweet cocoa, mint, tobacco, tealeaf, scorched spices and leather are firmly woven with earth and wild black berry aromas. The palate continues that journey, but is still shy about showing what it will become. Firm but ripe and balanced, with a spine of iron -- this is one for the cellar.
Hold 2018 to 2028.