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Oakville East – 2013 Harvest Notes

The 2013 vintage began with a mild spring, good fruit set, followed by ideal growing conditions with mild weather through veraison that continued throughout the summer months. September was the warmest month of the vintage and pushed ripening along at a steady and even pace. The grapes accumulated good ripeness and flavor development because of the heat and resultant extended hang time. The harvest did not begin until September 22nd, and we were fortunate to have picked all but a micro-vineyard of Petit Verdot before the October rains. We had one pick after the rains, completing harvest on October 24th. The wines in general are very strong with intense color, flavor and good balance of acid and ripe tannins.

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2014 Oakville East - Core Stone Red Wine

tasting notes

This “Right Bank” styled blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from our Oakville East Vineyards brings forward blueberry, tobacco, vanilla, marshmallow, black current, tea, roses and violet aromas. The mid palate is full bodied with fine velvet tannins with bright balanced acidity, with flavors of rhubarb, cocoa, strawberry, cassis, plum, and the “ball of blackness flavors” that are typical of young Cabernet Sauvignon. This voluptuous full bodied smoky wine comes to life slowly in the glass and finishes with leather and chocolate.

technical information

Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon,
39% Cabernet Franc,
1% Petit Verdot
Alc: 14.5%
pH: 3.68
TA: 5.8g/L
VA: .73
Barrel Aging: 20 Months in 70% French New Oak and 30% 1 Year used French Oak (Sylvain, Nadalie, Ermitage Cooperages)

2013 Oakville East – Exposure
Cabernet Sauvignon

tasting notes

As always, Exposure is a massive wine that possesses our signature soft integrated tannins that begins with the traditional Cabernet aromas of blueberry, blackberry and cherry flavors but the cinnamon, maple, leather, clove, orange blossom, cardamom and violet soon jump into the mix. On the palate the longevity of this wine is evident by the crisp clean acidity that is complimented by cranberry, red currant, pomegranate, strawberry and dark fruit flavors. All this suggests OE Exposure will need time in the cellar to seduce out its tightly wound layers, but the already existing balance between fruit, acidity and tannins make it hard to resist enjoying immediately.

technical information

Blend: 76% cab,
24% franc,
1% petit Verdot
Alc: 14.5%
pH: 3.68
TA: 5.8g/L
VA: .73
Barrel Aging: 20 Months in 70% French New Oak and 30% 1 Year used French Oak (Sylvain, Nadalie, Ermitage Cooperages)

Oakville East presents Franc ‘n Stern

tasting notes

This monstrously beguiling wine, sutures together a full bodied, dark garnet preposterously multifaceted vivacious wine. A shockingly mischievous elegance defined by bewitching intense sweet blackcurrant, Fuji apple, hibiscus, plum, raspberry, cinnamon, and mocha aromas galumph into a fiendishly bright and balanced fruit, tannin and acid structure.
The grotesquely bright mid pallet fruit shuffles in exquisitely balanced flavors of blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, key lime, stone fruit, cherry and plum that excite horror in those unfamiliar with our miscreant Cabernet Franc. Boris and Igor are very happy!

technical information

Blend: 2.5% Cabernet Sauvignon,
2.5% Petite Verdo,
95% Cabernet Franc
Alc: 14.5%
pH: 3.68
Cases:  100
Barrel Aging: 20 Months in 70% French New Oak and 30% 1 Year used French Oak (Sylvain, Nadalie, Ermitage Cooperages)

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