2018 Original Vines Cabernet Sauvignon
WINEMAKING: Allowing the grapes to fully develop phenolically on the vine is the key to this grapes success. Berry sorting is the other key. A team of 8 watchful eyes carefully sorted to get the best clusters and allowing only the most perfect berries to go into tank. A spontaneous ferment began there for the first 7 days when a stronger more hearty yeast dosage took over and fermented the wine to dryness. It was then gently pressed into small barriques and aged for 18 months (60% French oak and 40% American oak, 40% of which was new).
NOTES: This Cabernet Sauvignon is from the south west corner of this vineyard which is one the warmest pockets in BC. A big tannic red that shows intense aromas of cassis, cigar box, smoke notes, and wild dried herbs. If drinking now the structure needs to be tamed with some roasted or grilled red meats. For best results open from 2024-2030. There is 8% Merlot in the blend.
Product Profile: 2018 Original Vines Cabernet Sauvignon