100% Cabernet Sauvignon. This cold climate red features a lean 12.4% alcohol, soft tannin and medium acidity. There’s a trend lately to lighter reds with less alcohol as they make perfect all-season wines, and this Cab Sauv fits that style. The nose offers plum, violets and red bell pepper while the taste is lean with sour cherries, a dust of baking spice, and some coco nibs. Cedar lingers also on the finish. It features a young freshness now which will mellow down with age.
So versatile when it comes to food pairing. This wine is made to complement your dishes, not to outdo them. You won’t get tired of this wine as it has a wonderful structure combined with soft tannins, spice and fruit. Have it with roasts, BBQ, charcuterie, or just a good book.
ENJOY: Age till 2024, enjoy by 2027.
Naramata Bench, sourced from Engel vineyard
The winemaking is straight forward as we crush the grapes, ferment them on the skins and press all after. The malolactic fermentation happens right after, in a temperature controlled environment. Then the wine hibernates unfiltered for 12 months in French oak barrique barrels. We use 30% new and the balance in 2-5 year old barrels as we are after a nice, structured oak taste which does not dominate the wine. Bottled under screwcap in November 2022.