Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Canada Family 2017 On Premise
Canada Family Vineyard produces some of the most robust varietal Cabernet Sauvignon in Texas. Located just outside the town of Plains, TX, about 6 miles from the New Mexico border, the vineyard sits upon a large limestone shelf, giving the wine its characteristic minerality and subtle herbal notes.
The 2017 harvest is proving to be one of the best vintages in Texas this decade. September of that year experienced a long, high pressure system in the High Plains, permitting a long, slow cool fall that allowed the grapes to ripen evenly, a little slower than normal, while retaining natural acidity.
The nose of ripe red fruit, earth, herbal spice, dark coffee and leather comes across as soon as the wine hits the glass, quickly developing the signature deep cacao and upfront red fruit that Cabernet Sauvignon is known to display. Following is a well developed palate of plum and cherry, as well as hints of allspice. Mid-palate is full, with well structured tannins and rich notes of dark fruit and earth. Finishing with lingering ripe fruit and spice notes – a classic example for Cabernet. A great case proving that Texas can and does produce world class Cabernet Sauvignon.
Aromatics: Plum, red fruit, coffee and sweet brown spices
On the Palate: Red fruit, minerality and brown spice with well integrated tannins, finishing with lingering coffee and herbal notes
Enjoy now, age 10+ years.
Decant 30 minutes prior to serving
Texas High Plains
Canada Family Vineyards
25.5 - 26.5 Brix
22 months French and American Oak
Stainless Steel and oak barrels
Dry, 0.6 g/L
2021 HLSR Int'l Wine Competition - DOUBLE Gold / Reserve Class Champion / Texas Class Champion, 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Silver Medal, 2019 San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition - Silver Medal, 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Silver Medal
Canada Family Vineyards, Plains, TX (95%) Jet Wilmeth, Diamante Doble Vineyards, Merlot, Tokio, TX (5%)
Food Pairing Notes
Rich grilled meats, peppery sauces, aged cheddar cheese