(Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from the winery here
Date Tasted: September 27th, 2014
Tasting Notes: This Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with sagey-herbal-goodness on the nose with black and red currant fruit and toasted French oak aromas playing more of a supporting role. The medium bodied palate makes the most of its cool-vintage roots, focusing more on continuing the savoury-herb theme from the nose than showcasing intense ripe fruit that isn't there. What is there is delightfully South Okanagan with spices, herbs, coffee grinds, wild berry fruit and some greenness in the tannins. Finishes with a nice kick of huckleberry acidity, keeping the palate fresh and food-friendly.
Ready to go now. A vintage to enjoy while your collection of Burrowing Owl Cabs from hotter years mature in your cellar. Drink 2014-2017.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014 IconWines.ca