2009 Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon
UPC 778913 069512
silver medal winner, 2012 wine access - canadian wine awards
Our very best wines are bottled as Platinum. It’s our reminder that the choices we make have to add up to one better than gold. Made from clones 191, 6 and our special 49er, the Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon was cane-pruned and cropped to under 4 tons per acre. Hand-harvested predominantly from our Desert Ridge Vineyard in Osoyoos, we aged the 2009 vintage 20 months in 100% French oak from Coopers Taransaud, Fouquet, Sylvain and Berthomieu. Without these details, our Cabernet Sauvignon wouldn’t be Platinum. And the results show in every bottle. On that, you have our word.
a not-so-little, little thing
At 70%, we used an unusually high amount of new French oak in this vintage. But it was a hot year and the wine both deserved and embraced it.
what we smell
what we taste
Ripe fruit. Coffee.
we'd eat it with
Beef Wellington. No one makes this anymore. Start a new trend.
We'd also pair it with
The Eagles' 1977 album, Hotel California. Front to back. No pausing.
September 24 to October 20, 2009
89% Cab. Sauv.
15 to 21 days
20 months in 100% French oak (60% new oak)
July 15, 2011
March 1, 2012