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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Sandy Block

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Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Home Farm vineyard were hand-harvested according to the soil conditions of sand or clay.The grapes were fermented separately using the same yeast  and in barrels from the same cooperage. "Sandy" shows lovely aromatics and elegance on the palate. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Brix at Harvest
22.8
Residual Sweetness
3.0
Cases Made
95
Alcohol %
13.9
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Herbal and fruity. Aromas and flavours of violets, black tea, menthol, vanilla, coffee, strawberries, blackberries and tobacco. The finish is well-balanced with its acidity and smooth tannins. Best Serving Temperature 16° to 19° C.
Ratings
90 Score "A juicy, full-bodied Niagara Cabernet made from vines planted in sandy and clay soils. Aromas of smoke, mocha, black currant, blackberry and spice. Pair with meat casserole." Natalie Maclean (Canada's most widely quoted wine reviewer) /// 90 Score "A yummy Niagara Cabernet Sauvignon. Full bodied, balanced, medium plus acidity, fine medium tannins. Ripe blackberry, tobacco leaf, mocha, savoury. Pairs well with a seared steak." Jon Steeves (Sommelier)
Awards
Silver Medal 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition, Commended 2018 International Wine Challenge & Decanter World Wine Awards.
Winemaker Notes
The Strewn Home Farm vineyard comprises two distinct soil types – clay and sandy. The sandy soil allows for more aromatic wines with greater elegance on the palate. Produced from fruit harvested 23rd November, 2015 at 24.8 Bx. After fermentation in small stainless steel bins with malo-lactic fermentation, the wines were pressed then aged in French, American and Canadian oak barrels for a period of 19 months. 4 barrels for specially selected for blending with bottling was undertaken after pad filtration.
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