2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Just 305 cases made of this small lot favourite

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WINE SPECS

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

TASTING NOTES

The fruit aromas are pronounced with notes of red currant, raspberry, blueberry and savoury baking spices. Well balanced with delicious acidity and supple tannins. Red fruit character lingers on the finish with hints of mint and toasted oak.

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REVIEWS

Awards for past vintages:
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon - 93 Points, John Schreiner
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver Medal, Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold Medal, Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada 2018
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold Medal, InterVin International Wine Awards 2017
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver Medal, InterVin International Wine Awards 2016
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver Medal, Wine Align Awards 2016
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold Medal, InterVin International Wine Awards 2014/2015
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold Medal, InterVin International Wine Awards 2013
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon – Platinum, Wine Align Awards 2013
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in BC Wine 2010

 

WINEMAKING

Fruit was handpicked from our single 2.15 acre vineyard block on Oct. 30, 2018 and berry sorted. Fruit was broken into small batches, cold soaked on the skins for four days and fermented for an additional 21 days on the skins in tank with twice daily pump overs. The batches were then barrel aged for 18 months in 30% new French oak and blended prior to bottling. Unfiltered.

Alcohol %: 14.2
Titratable Acidity: 6.8 g/L
Residual Sugar: 2.1 g/L
PH: 3.88
Production: 305 cases

VINTAGE REVIEW

It was an overall cooler vintage with a delayed start due to cool and wet weather. The vineyard caught up by mid-summer, just in time for the smoke to roll in in August and delay things with the blocked sunlight. That said, we are incredibly pleased this was the only impact of the smoke on our vineyard. We intentionally left leaves on all the vines throughout the smoke risk period in case there were soot issues, but due to the fantastic air movement on our site no soot settled on the fruit. Thanks to a lovely fall with lots of sunlight and little rain, the fruit was beautifully ripened on schedule with harvest beginning in October and completed by November 5th.