2012 Cabernet-Merlot Estate

2012 Cabernet-Merlot Estate

Regular price $24.95

Description

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot work together to create a wine that exhibits plush fruit supported by deep tannins. We make this wine to cellar for a number of years. The youthful wine will exhibit well-structured tannins that demand a complimenting food while the wine aged more than four years will begin to deliver nuances of flavour, texture and length that can only be achieved by making the wine in this traditional style. 

Recent Awards & Reviews
91 Points – Dean Tudor
91 Points – Sara D'Amato
4.5 Stars – Rod Phillips
4.5 Stars – Susan Desjardins

 

Winemaker's Notes

• Made from several of our oldest estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot vineyards in the Short Hills Bench
• Yields limited to 2 to 3 tonnes/acre (~43 hL/ha) 
• Fermented in stainless steel with extended maceration and aging in French and American oak barrels, 40% new for 18 months

Food Matches

Beef, pork or lamb roast with grilled vegetables.

Vintage:  2012
Varietal:  Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Geographic Designation:  VQA Short Hills Bench
Alcohol:  14%
Sugar:  3 g/L
Acidity: 5.5 g/L