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Cabs 2016

Cabs 2016

An intriguing and unique blend dominated by Cabernet franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec. A spicy nose of Italian plum, cocoa, fresh peppercorn and mint intrigues the senses. The first sip brings Elements of cloves, dark chocolate, leather with a super long finish. Our colossal Cabs satisfies your carnivore cravings with a BBQ T bone or lamb dishes.

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SKU: MV Cabs 2016
Wine Specs
Harvest Date
Oct 15 - Nov 13, 2016
Ready to be consumed on release. Drink by 2023.
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromas of berry, cocoa and fresh peppercorn. This fruit-forward cabernet focused wine offers flavours of blackberry, cloves and leather.
Vineyard Notes
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.
Production Notes
90% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec
Winemaker Notes
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.