2016 Terroir Cabernet Sauvignon
An expressive and herbal Cabernet Sauvignon from an outstanding vintage. Buy it now but enjoy it in two years! Our 2016 Terroir Cabernet Sauvignon is "boisterous" (winemaker Marc Bradshaw calls it rambunctious) with lots of powerful fruit and firm tannins. Another winner!
Brix at Harvest
The 2016 Terroir Cabernet Sauvignon, with its deep garnet-purple colour offers up expressive aromas and flavours with layers of juicy blackberries, black currant, and dark plums followed by notes of black tea, menthol, eucalyptus, coffee, mocha and tobacco. The wine is fresh and lively with beautiful balance and acidity, and great intensity structured by firm tannins. Best serving temperature 16° to 19°C .
Always a passionate varietal for Strewn, with the outstanding vintage of 2016 yielding opulent flavours in our Cabernet Sauvignon. Harvested 18th November, 2016 from the Home Farm located in Niagara-on-the-Lake at 26.2o and 26o Brix, from both the sandy and clay portions of the vineyard respectively, with 2 barrels selected from the reputable Willms vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake picked 7th November, 2016 at 25.5o Brix. The juice underwent primary in small open bins with daily pigéage, followed by malo-lactic fermentation before maturation over a period of 20 months in French (66%), American (17%) and Canadian (17%) oak barrels, of which just over half were seasoned barriques. A 12 barrel assemblage which exhibits the intensity of this esteemed varietal with the elegance of well-integrated tannins. An age-worthy wine from a celebrated growing season, which will age gracefully.