2012 Cabernet-Merlot Speck Family Reserve

2012 Cabernet-Merlot Speck Family Reserve

Regular price $39.95

Description

Concentrated dark fruit tones balanced by black raspberry nuances. A hand-picked blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot where yields were restricted to less than 2 tonnes per acre and wine was aged in French oak barrels. This wine will improve with 7 to 10 years of cellaring.

Recent Awards & Reviews
2015 Royal Wine Competition – GOLD
93 Points – Michael Godel
93 Points – Natalie MacLean

Winemaker's Notes

• Made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grown in the Short Hills Bench on our estate
• Yields were severely restricted to less than 2 tonnes per acre (approximately 1 bottle per vine)
• We net the rows to prevent bird damage
• Oak tank fermented on the skins with manual cap punch downs over one month followed by 20 months of aging in French oak (60% new and 40% 1-year-old barrels)

Food Matches

Braised lamb shanks with rosemary and roasted garlic accents or good quality chocolate for a unique dessert combination.

Vintage:  2012
Varietal:  Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Geographic Designation:  VQA Short Hills Bench
Alcohol: 14%
Sugar:  3 (g/L)
Acidity:  5.3 (g/L)