Aromas of berry, cocoa and fresh peppercorn. This fruit-forward cabernet focused wine offers flavours of blackberry, cloves and leather.
2016 was a test of patience and persistence in our
vineyards. A warm early spring followed by a late April snowstorn, which took us by surprise. The summer that followed turned out to be both cooler and wetter than expected, slowing fruit development and increasing weather monitoring. Luckily, a warm fall season saw a gradual cool down thus giving the grapes extra time to achieve full ripeness and flavour characteristics. The slow cooling process allowed the vines time to enter a gradual dormancy, turn woody and store their reserves for winter hibernation in preparation for spring 2017. Overall, the 2016 growing season was long, weathered and embraced by the team. We are grateful for the persistence and patience of the vineyard crew and Mother Nature, which resulted in yet another fantastic vintage.
90% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon,
This Monster is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. The grapes were hand picked and sorted in the vineyard. The berries were then crushed & held cold for four days. During fermentation, a combination of hand plunging the must and judicious use of pumping over ensured the optimum level of tannin extraction.