Stonebridge Red 2019
The grapes for this small batch, single vineyard wine come from Four Mile Creek VQA sub-appellation, where rich sedimentary soils bring great depth to the fruit. The long growing season challenged and extended hang-time while improving maturity profile in the grapes. Hand harvested and hand sorted, then wild-fermented, and aged in French oak barrels for 33 months.
This elegant red made up of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot, shows a diverse range of aromas and flavours ranging from herbal to red fruits, to cedar and dry leaves. Fresh red berries and blackberries with subtle oak spice notes, and earthy, leathery hints with a lengthy, complexed finish.