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Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

The Tasting Panel
July, 2013

$55.00

The current vintage of our Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is sold out.

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WINE PROFILE

TASTING NOTES

Classically Cabernet. Classically Oakville, the wine strikes a captivating balance between power and finesse. The delicious core of layered black fruit - crème de cassis, blackberry and black cherry - is imbued with rich mocha and toasty toffee with subtle traces of fresh bay and black pepper. Already complex and approachable, the sumptuous, mouth filling texture is lifted by refreshing acidity.

PRODUCTION NOTES

88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 1% Malbec

The grapes were hand-harvested into small bins and carefully sorted in our gravity-flow cellar. The clusters were gently destemmed directly into traditional French oak tanks for cold soak, fermentation and extended maceration – a total of 36 days of wine to skin contact – maximizing the extraction of varietal character and complexity while keeping the tannins fleshy and supple. The new wine was drained and gently pressed into 75% new French-oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, assuring seamless integration of fruit and oak. The final blend was assembled through repeated tasting trials over the eighteen months of barrel aging. The wine was bottled in October of 2012.

WINE SPECS

VINTAGE
2010

VARIETAL
Cabernet Sauvignon

APPELLATION
Oakville

ACID
7.1 g/L

pH
3.46

ALCOHOL %
15

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