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LaStella La Sophia
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16¼/20

LaStella La Sophia 2017

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom a site in North Oliver, extending north off the Black Sage Bench, this is 100% cabernet sauvignon, very ripe and dense, with concentrated, leathery fruit coming off older vines (40+ years) and super tiny berries. The massive density is thankfully offset by an inherent freshness. Tannins are sinewy and chewy, housing compact black cherry, tobacco, scrubby herbs, based on a bed of rocks (silt, gravel, alluvial sand soils here). This spent 17 months in French barrels, 50% new) and was bottled unfined. A giant wine, best met now with a rack of lamb.Tasted: 26 August 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 89.90 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: LaStellaGrape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 530592UPC: 808755012923