2018 Ipso Facto

Oak Regime:  80% French Oak 20% American Oak
Alcohol:  14.2%

"The 2018 vintage, Ipso Facto returns to its original blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The nose has ripe aromas of black cherry and cassis, hints of black olive, toasty oak, and dark chocolate. The palate is dense and rich with concentrated dark fruits and finishes with silky tannins and fresh, vibrant acidity."
Graham Pierce, Winemaker

A hot spring and warm and dry 2018 summer had the vineyards well advanced and in great condition leading in to the fall. Following this, a very cool August and September slowed ripening to a crawl. Thankfully dry conditions and a lack of frost events allowed the grapes to achieve ripe and pure fruit flavours, while still retaining fresh acidity and great fruit aromas. White wine grapes were harvested slightly later than average but still achieved great flavour ripeness and balance.