More dense and concentrated, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Northern Gale (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers a medium to full-bodied, round, supple style as well as a sweet notes of darker currants, black-berries, coffee, and earthy, herbal nuances. It’s balanced and has terrific purity of fruit as well as a great finish. It’s beautifully done and ide-al for drinking over the coming decade.— Jeb Dunnuck 93pts
Fermented in small format stainless steel tanks. Cold soaked 4 days prior to fermentation. Temperature maintained below 80 degrees with a post ferment extended maceration of an additional 5 days. Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel with aging on lees for at least 1 year.
The nose opens up to pomegranate, violets, cigar, orange peel and black tea. Wild blueberries, blackberries and raspberry liqueur, cigar box, orange chocolate and textured tannins are all kept in balance by nuanced acidity.