INNISKILLIN OKANAGAN RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2006

Without any research on this one I grabbed it on curiosity. I like Okanaga wines. It’s good to root for the underdog. The wine is dark in color with some black fruits on the nose. On the mid pallet are some varietal cab flavors, some cherries, some cassis and the like. On the finish the wine is quite dry with some excellent pucker power. Tannins are there and noticeable but not out of control. Both the tannins and the dryness start to fade quickly with breathing so don’t decant this, and it definitely seems more like a drink now style versus an aging wine. This wine is in keeping with the bad boy edgy wines I come to expect from Okanagan. Terroir really does shine through! I would give this an 89 or so. I quite enjoyed it. We paired it with a Cornesh hen and it went well.

From the LCBO web site:

INNISKILLIN OKANAGAN RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2006 VINTAGES 126672 | 750 mL bottle
Price: $ 14.85
Wine, Red Wine, 14.0% Alcohol/Vol.

Sugar Content : D This is a VQA wine

Made in: British Columbia, Canada By: Vincor International Inc. – B.C.

Release Date: Aug 1, 2009

Tasting Note
Inniskillin’s west coast Cab is filled with aromas of blackcurrant, vanilla, cocoa, coffee and tar. On the palate, the black fruits replay with an intriguing sweet herbal tone on the mid-palate. There’s a wonderful precision between the fruit and the tannin. Medium full-bodied with a lengthy finish. This is a food-friendly Cabernet that is a fine match for barbecued Italian sausage, steaks or portobello mushrooms. (VINTAGES panel, Dec. 2008)
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