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LaStella La Sophia
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16¾/20

LaStella La Sophia 2017

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is an enticing small lot cabernet sauvignon whose style was founded on the savoury gems of Bolgheri and Maremma, Italy. The savoury part is easy in the south Okanagan. The round tannins are more of a challenge for this late-ripening variety. Still, winemaker/winegrower Severine Pinte has a handle on this wine's texture that presents as round, warm, spicy, and very Bolgheri. The fruit comes off mostly plus 30-year-old vines with others that date back to the 1980s and the late 70s. Just a baby, but it will be even better down the road.Tasted: 12 December 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 89.90 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: LaStellaDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 530592UPC: 808755012923