The 2009 Summerhill Pyramid Winery Cabernets is in our glass today.
The Cabernets in the glass are 70% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Sehkon Family Vineyard in Canada’s favorite desert town of Osoyoos, and 30% Cabernet Franc from Knollvine Farm up the road in Okanagan Falls. These are a blend of organic grapes and grapes transitioning to organic certification. The fruit is 100% barrel aged for 28 months.
On first look, it’s a garnet pool of great expectations.
On the nose, there’s good ol’ black currant, chocolate covered cherries like Cherry blossoms in the candy aisle if they were made with sour cherries, a mélange spiciness and brown sugar (mélange being a fancy French word for “mix”), cloves, and a gentle toastiness.
On the palate, bitter coffee beans, creamy espresso-cherry bombs, green pepper.
This is a juicy, medium-bodied wine with a soft, lingering finish that is rather pleasant. it is an easy-drinking red that should appeal to a broad spectrum. Definitely ready for drinking now. Unfortunately, this wine doesn’t offer great value. A price point closer to “20 bones”, as Gary Vaynerchuk might say, would work, though value needs to be placed on Summerhill‘s long-time efforts to transition all of their vineyards to be organic (currently some are in transition while others are organic).
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