2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

A cult favourite small lot that sold out at release

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WINE SPECS

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

TASTING NOTES

Concentrated blueberries, anise, cassis and dried herbs on the nose and palate. The acidity is beautifully integrated and balanced with firm tannins and a lengthy finish. This wine will age beautifully if given time in your cellar.   

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REVIEWS

Awards for past vintages:
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon - Gold Medal, WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2022
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon - Gold Medal, WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2021
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon - 93 Points, John Schreiner
​2018 Cabernet Sauvignon - 93 Points, John Schreiner
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon - 93 Points, John Schreiner
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver Medal, WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold Medal, WineAlign 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, WineAlign 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, WineAlign Awards 2013
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in BC Wine 2010

WINEMAKING

Fruit was hand-picked from our single 2.15 acre vineyard block on October 30, 2020 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 %: 14.6
Titratable Acidity: 6.5 g/L
Residual Sugar: 1.16 g/L
PH: 3.79
Production: 195 cases

VINTAGE REVIEW

It started out not unusually with slightly delayed bud break due to a cool spring, followed by a mild and wet June leading to exponential growth in the vineyard and a lush canopy. Temperatures and rainfall evened out to averages in July and we were seeing great fruit development. Harvest arrived on time and started with those beautiful golden clusters of Chardonnay on September 28, 2020. Our Winemaker, Gabriel & Winemaking Consultant, Alain both described the vintage as fantastic due to the smaller berry size and particularly low yields leading to ripe, beautifully balanced wines. With bright acidity and ripe fruit, the 2020 vintage will cellar beautifully for years to come.