LaStella 2013 La Sophia - 93pts

LaStella 2013 La Sophia (Osoyoos Lake Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Not yet released. Contact winery here
Cost: $TBA
Alcohol: 15.1%

Production: 125 cases
Date Tasted: May 21st, 2016

Tasting Notes: Beyond its tell-tale, Southern 
Okanagan watermark of dried herbs,  LaStella's "La Sophia" is a doppelgänger for the top-end Cabernet Sauvignon that come out of Washington State's Walla Walla Valley. Both complex and ultra-refined with layers of dark fruit, vanilla extract, licorice, sweet coffee grinds, mint and a hint of graphite already developing. Gentle, persistent herbs'n'spice permeates the elegant nose and well balanced, feminine palate with fine tannins and berry acidity contributing structure and length. This dark purple-hued beauty will evolve over a decade-plus. Drink 2017-2023+.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2016

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