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Phantom Creek Estates Limited Edition Block 12 Small Lot Cabernet Sauvignontext
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16¼/20

Phantom Creek Estates Limited Edition Block 12 Small Lot Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaPicked on November 11, this was matured for 20 months in 25% new French oak barrels. The Small Lot series is dedicated to limited production wines that deserve to be bottled independently. The nose is quite fragrant, spewing ripe red fruit and floral cherry blossoms. The cabernet sauvignon planted at Phantom Creek Vineyard is 22 years old, and as small as the site is, three planted clones add both flexibility and complexity to the winemaker’s tools. The nose is muted plums and smoke with dark chocolate and cassis that filter through at the end. The texture is full of finesse and style, supporting black fruit, cedar, bitter chocolate, dense tannins, and a spicy finish. Not quite clean, but nothing a grilled steak will not chase away.Tasted: 07 May 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 99.99 winery direct; sold out Producer: Phantom Creek EstatesDistributors: Stile Brands
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 90181UPC: 626990457398