Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.0 % | PH: 3.90 | Titratable acidity: 7.0 g/L
Bottling Date: August 2009
A deep dark red core and violet rim present a vibrant aroma of mint, cassis, tomato leaf and fresh herbs. The palette continues with smooth balanced tannins with long length and a clean robust finish. The wine expresses predominantly mint, cassis, tobacco and cloves with a hint of nutmeg and the smoky notes of the oak.
It was a summer of relative warmth that held through to August. Unusually cool and wet weather in late September and early October delayed the ripening of some red varietals. However, the quality of grapes grown was generally good for the Okanagan.
The fruit was harvested on October 26, 2007. The fruit was fermented at 28ºC and held on skins for 21 days before pressing off and transfer into French oak barrels for aging. The wine was racked periodically and aged for 22 months in barrels: 14 months in 100% new French oak barrels, 8 months in older, neutral barrels. The wine was bottled in August, 2009.