Wine Details

“Our flagship wine is, and always has been, the soul of our farm. Crafted from our ten-acre vineyard in the heart of Oakville, planted in 1983, it was previously a fruit source for a number of famous estates until we started winemaking ourselves. The soil is dense in geologic composition, featuring four different types of soil. One, volcanic, is unheard of in the Oakville sub-appellation, with the exception of To Kalon, and is rarely, if ever present, in valley floor vineyards. We harvest this vineyard in fourteen small batches, despite the small size, to ensure the perfect balance of acid, flavor, and tannins.”

- Second Generation Proprietor, Lindsay Hoopes


94 points, James Suckling (November 2018)
“A pure cabernet sauvignon with dark berries, currants and hints of violets, following through to a full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Tight and focused. Drink in 2020.”

Technical Details
Appellation: Oakville
Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aspect: NW X SE
Soils: Clay Loam, Volcanic, Sand, Boomer
Slope: Elevation 150 Feet
Rootstock: St. George
Clone: Bordeaux Wente
Barrels: 100% French, 50% New
Barrel Aging: 22 Months
Alcohol: 14.9%
PH: 3.83
TA: 5.85 g/L
Date Bottled: August 30th 2018
Tasting Notes
This wine's deep garnet hue invites you to dive into the nose as it opens with soft fruity-floral aromas of lilac and rose petals then moving into red fruits, pencil shavings, honey and plum. The aromas are deceptively delicate and refined with an ethereal quality. The mouth is more concentrated leaning towards ripe, rich black fruits. Juicy blueberry and sweet licorice flavors carry into the mid-palate with an open, spacious and inviting character. Lush, elegant, tannins support a mouthwatering finish with a savory aspect and notes of black tea bringing the wine to a balanced and layered close.

- Winemakers Anne Vawter & Jennifer Rue

$100.00 /750ml