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Brilliant ruby red hue. Cigar box, cassis and dried brown herb aromas. Medium-full with very good concentration, this is a beautifully balanced effort with a generous mid-palate and a nicely structured finish offering youthful tannins, lively acidity and ample oak.BEVERAGE TASTING INSTITUTE
A stellar growing season in 2001 allowed our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to ripen to perfection. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon has a nose rich in cassis, raspberries and maple syrup. This elegant mouth-filling wine explodes with flavors of raspberries and chocolate as it flows beautifully over the palate into a long, seamless finish. Just after fermentation our winemaker, Dimtri Tchelistcheff, allowed this wine an extended period of skin contact, which moderates the tannins. After twenty-four months of aging in new French oak barrels this wine was bottled and received 3 years of additional cave aging, allowing it time to develop in the bottle and be ready to drink upon release. With proper cellaring, the 750ml full size bottles should continue to mature beautifully through 2015.