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Cabernet Sauvignon, Founder's Select 2015


All grapes for this wine were hand harvested a little above 24 brix of sugar and with a very high degree of phenolic ripeness. Not all vintages in Niagara allow for such a high level of ripeness to be achieved. To show just how beautiful this fruit was Winemaker John Tummon used only a selection of older barrels to craft this wine. Older barrels were used to promote the undertones of the Oak rather than an aggressive addition. After undergoing a gentle destemming, open top fermentation, and 10 months aging in the barrel, this wine was bottled late September 2016 and hidden away to be used exclusively for Founder’s Club mailings.


The bouquet of this Cabernet is classic with notes of spices and black fruits. There
is restraint in the crafting of the wine that allows minerality, cassis and cherry to shine through on the palate. This full bodied wine has fleshy tannins with well-integrated hints of oak. Touches of vanilla bean and mocha accent a wonderfully  long Finish. You can drink this wine now but it will show best after 2019.

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