This is only the third time this wine has been produced, reserved for the very best vintages in Niagara.This blend has expressive aromas of black cherry, raspberry and blackberry, with complex notes of sage, cigar box and clove. It is concentrated on the palate with ripe, berry fruit flavours, complemented by toasted oak and spice characteristics.
It is rich and powerful on the palate, with impressive tannins, structure and acidity. This full-bodied wine will continue to develop and evolve with proper aging, making it the perfect wine to lay down in your cellar.
This is the ideal pairing with steak and other rich red meats such as lamb and venison. This wine also pairs perfectly with intense and strong cheeses such as an aged cheddar or Parmigiano-Reggiano.
2016 was a fantastic vintage for red wines – the dry, hot summer and cool fall allowed for healthy vines to produce perfectly ripe fruit for ageworthy red wines. Aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak barrels, the final blend was selected from the finest barrels to produce an elegant, powerful, ageworthy wine. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Varietal Composition: Syrah 50% (Lowrey Vineyard, St.David’s), Cabernet Franc 25% (Estate Tufford Road), Cabernet Sauvignon 25% (Serluca Vineyard, Four Mile Creek)
Appellation: VQA Niagara Peninsula
Cooperage: 100% French Oak (50% New Oak)
Harvest Dates: Oct. 12th - 24th, 2016
Residual Sugar: 2.0g/l
Cases Produced: 100
Cellar Potential: Drinking Best between 2020 and 2028