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Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

Okanagan Valley

Cellar Door Price $26.00

Cabernet Sauvignon 86.0%
Cabernet Franc 8.0%
Merlot 5.0%
Petit Verdot 1.0%
Alcohol 14.0%
PH 3.76
Acidity Tartaric 5.9
Full Cases (of 12) Produced 4471

Growing Conditions

Vintage 2013 was a season of change – early to start, late to finish, and with exceptional flavour potential. A warmer than normal spring brought early budbreak followed by an extremely rainy June that slowed vine growth. Balance was restored with above average temperatures in July and August allowing grapes to mature along a normal ripening curve. The warmest vintage since 2003 cooled off just in time for harvest. In September, heavy rainfall caused signif-i cant delays in the grape harvest resulting in our longest picking season ever. Overall, fruit quality was superb for both red and white varietals and the wines are showing excellent balance and character.

Winemaking

Our 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was grown in two of our estate vineyards. Osoyoos, the region’s most southern area, is comprised of arid benchlands that benefit from the lake’s effect providing the region with more than 200 frost-free days. This warm climate allows our Bordeaux varietals to completely ripen for full flavour. Black Sage Bench is a diverse vineyard with more than 60 different individual blocks affording us an amazing array of premium quality fruit.

Aging

13 months in French and American oak.

Harvest

Date: October 2013

Palate

Our elegant Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is full-bodied with black currant, red plum, cassis, mint, and sage flavours. 13 months of barrel aging gave this wine complex layers. Rich tannins, with a touch of leather, mocha, and smoke at the lingering end make this a classic wine.


A Selection of Other Cabernet Franc's from Okanagan Valley


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