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Painted Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom Painted Rock's 2.15 acre block of cabernet sauvignon, this was cold-soaked and then fermented on skins for 21 days before ageing in French oak for 18 months (30% new). This is a dark, brooding cabernet sauvignon, intensely extracted with concentrated black and blue fruits, huge weight, and pronounced firm, grainy tannins. If you want a big Okanagan cabernet, this is it, but it's going to need some time to come into its own. The oak and alcohol (14.2%) both seem disparate now but will integrate with a few years in bottle. The question will be how long it will take for the tannins to resolve. Only 305 cases were produced.Tasted: 03 October 2020Tasted by: Geoffrey Moss MWPrices: BC 39.99 winery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants Producer: Painted Rock Estate WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 864496UPC: 626990105831