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2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 49294-19

In the cellar, we have these 1000L French oak vats. Vats are vertically oriented oak tanks with a much thicker oak stave then those used for barrels. They are thicker for structural integrity of the tanks but also aimed at reducing the oxygen exchange between the wine and atmosphere. Larger oak vessels like foudres and vats also impart a much more modest and delicate oak impact, therefore really allow our vineyards and varietal characteristics to blossom in wine. Our “Reserve” program for this Cabernet still utilizes the benefits of standard barrel aging for 18 months where oxygen exchange (maturity) is more rapid, benefiting young tannins and wine structure, but the wine is then transferred for an additional year of vat aging where reduced oxygen continues to mature the remaining delicate tannins while not fatiguing the wine. The result is a plush wine, where brighter fruit expressions (like cassis and raspberry commonly found in cabernet) are evolved into blueberry pie notes. The oak naturally expresses toasted aromas on the nose, but the palate is so juicy of dark fruits like blueberry and plum that it all comes together quite well. An additional year of vat aging certainly represents 5+ years of bottle aging so the wine is ready! Enjoy by fireside after sunset.

Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Similkameen Valley
Vineyard Designation
Corcelettes Estate Vineyard
2-5 years
Bottling Date
June 13 2022
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This Cabernet features plenty of roasted black fruit, but also an appealing herbal-medicinal side, pine resin, cedar, tree bark and moist earth, curiously reminiscent of Stellenbosch cabernet with its smoke and iodine notes. The palate is firm and gritty, with crunchy-lively acids, succulent and saliva-inducing, and very good length. I find this a rather wild ride, but an enjoyable one, with scope to continue to evolve and improve in bottle. Best 2023-2030." -John Szabo, MS
Vineyard Notes
Corcelettes Estate Vineyard
Winemaker Notes
30 months in one premium French oak Vat
Food Pairing Notes
If you have access to anything a little "earthy", such as venison or elk, this wine is the perfect pairing for such protein!
100 cases crafted