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13th Street Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Canada, Ontario
13th Street Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A classic Niagara Cabernet Sauvignon rich and fruity with aromas of cassis and well-integrated oak, notes of spice and a light earthiness. On the palate it is full-bodied with chalky tannins and a long complex finish

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer 13th Street Winery
Vintage 2015
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
¥4,620

A classic Niagara Cabernet Sauvignon rich and fruity with aromas of cassis and well-integrated oak, notes of spice and a light earthiness. On the palate it is full-bodied with chalky tannins and a long complex finish

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer 13th Street Winery
Vintage 2015
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13%
Product Code A003R01315
UPC 895770009649
Inventory Very Low Stock (1)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

A classic Niagara Cabernet Sauvignon rich and fruity with aromas of cassis and well-integrated oak, notes of spice and a light earthiness. On the palate it is full-bodied with chalky tannins and a long complex finish. Enjoy now in big glasses after decanting or cellar for the mid-term – will certainly continue to improve until 2022 and beyond. Will pair well with roasted red meats, game or rich, slow-cooked winter stews. Also ideal for pairing with hard cheeses.

Pairing

Will pair well with roasted red meats, game or rich, slow-cooked winter stews. Also ideal for pairing with hard cheeses.

Cellaring

enjoy now through 2028!

Production

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vintage Notes

The winter of 2014/2015 can best be described as extreme with some of the coldest prolonged periods on record throughout the Niagara Peninsula, damaging buds across varieties leading to a naturally low yield for the 2015 vintage. The cold lasted well into early spring which led to a relatively late bud-burst. Luckily once the summer finally started it was warm , sunny and relatively dry. The beautiful weather lasted well into the fall, allowing for even ripening across all varieties. With the naturally low yields from the winter cold, the wines from the vintage show great concentration and varietal correctness, with typical Niagara acidity and freshness, leading to very high quality wines across the portfolio, though produced in extremely limited quantities.

Vinification

Our Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is made from a selection of 10 barrels of French oak sourced from our Lakeshore Farm vineyard in the Creek Shores sub-appellation. The fruit was hand harvested into small bins in October and November. Destemming and crushing followed after strict manual sorting to remove any unwanted bunches and fermentation and maceration took place over 7-14 days in stainless steel tanks during which regular pigeage was performed to ensure full colour and fruit tannins were extracted. All wines were moved to 2nd and 3rd use French oak barrels. After malolactic fermentation they remained in oak for 14 months after which time the selection and subsequent blending of 10 barrels took place. The final blend was bottled in July 2016.

Producer

Producer Description

Discover 13th Street Winery

Originally started by four amateur winemaker friends the winery was purchased in 2008 by the current owners: John & June Mann and Doug & Karen Whitty. Both families have deep roots in the Niagara community.

13th Street Winery evolved from a desire to create exceptional wines that reflect the unique terroir of Niagara, while also providing a place for guests to congregate and escape; to relax and discover; and to experience and learn. Owners, partners, and friends Doug and Karen Whitty and John and June Mann share a common love of wine, food, art, and a genuine heart for hospitality. It was this shared appreciation that brought them together and inspired the vision for 13th Street Winery.

Both families have established roots in Niagara and a strong commitment to the community. Doug Whitty is the third generation to be operating the family farm in St. Catharines, which was originally established in 1908. John Mann has been involved in farming for over 30 years, while also building a very successful automotive dealership network in St. Catharines and the surrounding areas.

Winemaker l Jean-Pierre Colas

Jean-Pierre Colas is one of the most talented French trained winemakers in the business. His winemaking philosophy is quite simple. 

He believes that great wines come from the best grapes grown in the best vineyards, whereas winemaking techniques are only utilized to supplement and capture the very essence of the grapes’ provenance and character. With this philosophy in mind, JP excels at crafting high-quality red wines paramount to the Niagara peninsula: Gamay Noir, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Pinot Noir. Likewise, JP guides the production of exceptional white wines, including world class Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer.

In his home country of France, JP worked at the notable Chablis house, Domaine Laroche, where he produced Wine Spectator Magazine’s 1998 White Wine of the Year, an award he received for his Domaine Laroche Grand Cru Les Clos 1996. Also in 1998, Jean-Pierre was awarded the Best Wine in the Wine Enthusiast, Grand Cru Chablis Blanchots “Reserve de l’obedience” 1996 (99 pts).

Between France and his current residency at 13th Street, Jean-Pierre travelled and worked extensively around the world, including Carmen Vineyards in Chile, Bodegas Chandon in Argentina, and Oyster Bay Winery in New Zealand. He has studied and worked under a number of exceptional winemakers including Michel Givors in Morgon, Beaujolais and Gilbert Picq, and Michel Laroche in Chablis, Burgundy.

In 2018, Jean-Pierre received White Wine of the Year and a Gold Medal for Premier Cuvée 2012 at the 2018 Ontario Wine Awards.

Vineyards

13th Street is Sustainable Winemaking Ontario Certified Each vintage. 100% of the wines produced by 13th Street Winery are made from fruit sourced exclusively in the Niagara Peninsula with 85% or more coming from their own vineyards. Their very first vines were planted at the 13th Street Vineyard in 1976. In the years since, they’ve planted Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Pinot Gris and now have amassed more than 40 acres of estate vineyards in the VQA Creek Shores appellation of Niagara.

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