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Stratus Vineyards Kabang Red

Kabang Red

Niagara Region

Cellar Door Price $0.00

Merlot 30.0%
Cabernet Franc 24.0%
Cabernet Sauvignon 22.0%
Syrah 9.0%
Malbec 5.0%
Gamay 2.0%
Tannat 2.0%
Petit Verdot 6.0%
Serving Temperature 18.0
Alcohol 13.2%
Drinking Start Year 2013
Drinking End Year 2017

This is juicy, ripe, and totally unexpected. Bold ripe berry fruit jumps out of the glass while a palate of velvety plump black cherries and rich, dark cassis coupled with a hint of wood smoke, hedgerow, and spice lingers on and on.

Growing Conditions

The winter of 2012 was warmer and drier than in previous years with vine development starting very early in the season. An extremely warm March was followed by significantly cooler temperatures and frost in April. While devastating for many of our neighboring tender fruit growers, our vineyard buds had not yet "woken" to spring when the frosts hit and the crop thankfully did not suffer. Bud break did occur about 16 days earlier than usual which extended the length of the growing season. Summer temperatures continued to be above average with July being much drier than normal. Overall, the hot, dry climate resulted in the best growing season for Stratus to date and provided flawless fruit for an impressive lineup of wines.


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