Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most famous wine grape varieties, grown in many regions around the world. It is a relatively late-ripening grape variety that is recognized as a key variety in left bank Bordeaux blends, and is a staple in our blend, Border Vines. Although we grow Cabernet Sauvignon grapes at multiple sites, the grapes we use for this varietal Cabernet Sauvignon wine are only grown in the Fernandes Vineyard on the Osoyoos East Bench. That makes this a single vineyard wine, even though it is not indicated as such on the label.
This big and beautiful South Okanagan Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red wine that is deep ruby in colour. It has an intense nose of blackberry, violet, dark berry bramble and a hint of mint. It has a pleasing acidic structure with fine, slightly gritty tannins that showcase the mad, complex tangle of flavours of raspberry jam, cranberry, and plum. The rich midpalate is backed up by the long finish with a nice definitive oak influence. Our Cabernet Sauvignon starts to come into its own at least two years after bottling, although the vibrant fruit present in the wine renders it quite approachable earlier. If you like your reds big and ready for anything, this wine is for you. It will continue to evolve in the bottle over the next eight to ten years, rewarding those with patience.
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