Upper Bench Estate Winery 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 89+pts

Upper Bench Estate Winery 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $38
Alcohol: 14.6%
Production: 108 cases
Date Tasted: March 27th, 2017

Tasting Notes: A similarly spicy flavour profile to the 2012 edition drives the new vintage of Upper Bench's estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon. Classic, black fruit aromas are complimented by notes of toasted oak and leather and a strong current of sweet spices weaves through the developing bouquet.

The dry, full-ish palate continues the black fruit, oak and spice medley with the addition of dried herbs and sour-cherry flavours. Mid-palate the cocoa-textured tannins take over and push the dark fruit notes aside, leaving spice and charred oak notes to linger in a savoury, mouth-watering finish.

Could use another 6 months in the bottle prior to opening. Drink late-2017-2020.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2017 IconWines.ca

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