Fairview Cellars 2013 Premier Series Hailing A Cab (Golden Mile Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Contact winery here
Date Tasted: November 3rd, 2015
Tasting Notes: As the story goes, the Fairview Cellars home vineyard was hit by a nasty hail storm that damaged bunches on one side of the rows of vines. The grapes from either side of the rows were harvested separately and blended into this one-off release. The wine's composition is a reflection of the varietal make-up of the vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon leading the way and Merlot and Cabernet Franc rounding out the blend.
The result is one of the juiciest and earliest-drinking red wines ever released by Fairview with approachable tannins and sweet berry, dark cherry and cassis fruit aromas and flavours supported by layers of savoury herbs, vanilla bean, licorice, toasted oak and coffee grind notes. Finishes dry and refreshing thanks to some well-proportioned citrus acidity. Drink now-2018.
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