2015 Portfolio, Limited Edition

Vintage Note

We were still in another year of drought conditions, making the warmest year since 2008. Rain happened only in December and February. Warm Spring resulted in early bud break and bloom anticipating an early harvest. The cooler conditions during flowering lead to a smaller crop. Summer was warm with spikes of heat.

 

This is a wine of precision, power with elegance. Deeply intense color enticing aromas of floral violet, sweet baking spices and dark fruit. A rich rounded fine grain texture packed with wild berry, cassis and blueberry. The wine lingers with a fresh acidity and a savory finish. The wine is enjoyable now and for many years to come.

Winemaking Note

Composition:  Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Cabernet Franc 15%

Fruit Sources: Hendry Ranch and Detert East

Age of Vines: CS 47 years and CF 37 years

Date of Harvest: September 5th and 18th

Fermentation: Fermented in 1-ton bin

Winemaking: Natural gravity flow, no fining, no filtration

Skin Contact: 35 days

Malolactic Fermentation: In barrel

Barrel Aging: 32 months

Production: 200 cases

Accolade

Wine Enthusiast

95 points & Cellar Selection

“Winemaker Genevieve Janssens ‘personal project (with husband Luc), this blends 85% Cabernet Sauvignon from Hendry Ranch and 15% Cabernet Franc from Detert East Vineyard in Oakville – a celebratory bottling of classic complexity. Herbal, it has rich structure and a succulent middle of cassis and coffee bean that pleases in length and breadth. Enjoy it best in due time, from 2025-2030.” -Virginie Boone

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

95+ points

“Composed of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 32 months in 100% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it comes rolling out of the glass with a beautiful perfume of red roses, violets and kirsch – lilacs and licorice – over a core of black raspberries, chocolate box, menthol and tilled soil. Full bodied, firm and sporting a very finely grained texture with bold freshness and bags of crunch fruit, it finishes long and multilayered. Drink Date 2019-2040” – Lisa Perrotti-Brown

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