2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 19

Oct 18, 2010

2007 Whimsy! Cabernet Sauvignon VQA Lot 19

SOLD OUT / 750ml (Ontario Price Shown)

Wine Lovers' Notes:

In the Glass

Nose shows vibrancy and depth of cassis, blackberry, juniper, savoury herbs, cedar and leather with a juicy and full palate with replays of the same elements as on the nose. Finish is earthy, with fresh acidity and tannins that bode well for cellaring.

In Print

"Ann Sperling, who has dubbed this wine The Winemakers' Palette, has 'painted' a lovely wine from the superb 2007 vintage in Niagara. Aromas of raspberry, boysenberry, tilled earth and woodsmoke are front and centre. The palate is dry and fruity, yet fine tannins come through for balance. This Cab Sauv is beautifully constructed. Enjoy it tonight with roast leg of lamb or slow-cooked meat dishes, or cellar it for up to three years".
- LCBO Vintages Panel

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Winemaker's Notes:

In the Vineyard

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Estate vineyard – third year transition to organic
and biodynamic
Harvested: October 10, 2007
Brix at harvest: 22.6°

In the Winery

Alcohol: 12%
Titratable Acidity: 6.2 g/l
ph: 3.26
Residual Sugar: 3.6 g/l
Bottled: June 17, 2009
Closure: Natural cork
Cases Produced: 115
Release Date: June 26, 2010

In the Cellar

Individual vineyard blocks of grapes from our estate vineyards were hand-picked and cluster sorted into oak and stainless steel open top fermenters for fermentation. Upon achieving the right fruit and tannin balance, the grapes were pressed to extract only the soft tannins. The wine matured in French and American barrels for 15 months before barrel selection, blending, and a gentle egg white fining prior to unfiltered bottling.


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