2013 Kacaba Cab Sauv mini review

Dark color nice red cherry nose. On the mid palate you get some nice red cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice lively acidity along with some mild pepper and tannins. There’s some noticable alcohol upon first opening, surprising because it’s only 13%. It’s a touch young but approachable now. I would give it an 88+. $24.95 at the winery. One the better cab sauv’s out of Niagara! As always, great job Kacaba!

From the winery’s web site:

Cabernet Sauvignon has a tendency to be vigorous and therefore we hard prune these vines in order to reduce the yield and increase the colour and flavours. The bunches were also hand thinned in order to retain only premium quality fruit. The 2013 vintage fruit was hand picked in the cool of the early morning to retain the primary fruit flavours. The grapes were crushed and transferred to open fermenters then fermented to dryness which took a period of 21 days. Each day, the Cabernet Sauvignon was hand plunged 3 times to ensure maximum colour and flavour extraction. The resulting wine was then pressed and transferred to a mixture of French and American oak barrels in readiness for malolactic fermentation and consequent barrel ageing. After the 21 months, the barrels were racked and blended into stainless steel tanks. Prior to bottling the wine underwent light filtration to ensure freshness of flavours and brightness of colour.


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