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Phantom Creek Estates Kobau Vineyard Cuvée No 15text

Phantom Creek Estates Kobau Vineyard Cuvée No 15 2019

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada2019 is the second Cuvée to come off Kobau Vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench. The nose is an ultra inviting mix of savoury black fruit aromas with a dusting of spice. As we have experienced in Bolgheri and parts of the Languedoc, the south Okanagan reds come with a savoury herbal, spicy undercurrent that balances off the fully ripe fruit that thrives in the GI. The cabernet franc percentage has risen to the advantage of this label. A drop in chocolate and a rise in umami have made a splendid difference. The southerly aspect of the Kobau Vineyard allows the vines to bask in the early morning sun and escape the heat o the late day. Stock up. This is a winner.Tasted: 19 February 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$80.00750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Phantom Creek EstatesDistributors: Stile Brands
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - SyrahCSPC: 72077UPC: 696852012584