2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve
BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Three Boys Vineyard and Sagebrush Vineyard
100% New French Oak
This Full bodied beauty shows bright notes of black currant, dark berries, coco, plum, and warm spice finishing with well-integrated notes of liquorish, tobacco and leather.
The Best Fruit from our two vineyards were selected and hand sorted. Both Vineyards are situated on the Black Sage Bench, where the east-west orientation allows for great sun exposure, and the famous sandy soil allows for excellent drainage. Leaf thinning throughout the season improved the already good sun exposure and provided excellent ventilation in the fruit zone. Fruit selection and vine spacing led to a fruit count of approximately 3.2 tons per acre.
All grapes were hand harvested and hand sorted before the stemmed whole berries and free run juice were transferred to fermenting tanks, where they were cold soaked for ﬁve days with twice daily pump overs. Fermentation was maintained at a consistent 26 degrees switching to 3 pump overs a day which provides excellent extraction of flavor and tannin. Racked to 100 % new French barrels where Malolactic Fermentation took place. Total barrel aging time was of 20 months prior to being bottled.