I absolutely love the earthy, dark fruit aromas of a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, and this wine is no different. On the palate, I am greeted with “Big Tannins”. Along with the tannins are great flavours of truffles, black cherry, black currants and vanilla. I have decanted this Cab, giving it a chance to breathe, and it rounds out very smoothly with a long finish. The Silver Series Cab Sauv has been aged in both American and French Oak for twelve months, which would explain the vanilla tones. This wine has also undergone Malolactic fermentation which simply means that a benign bacteria has been introduced during fermentation, or after, to convert malic acid into lactic acid. Malic acid is commonly compared to the acid in a green apple and Lactic acid is commonly referred to the acid in milk. Lactic usually imparts a buttery smoothness which is more apparent in a white wine that has undergone the process (ex: Chardonnay). This process softens the acidity in the wine. Most reds undergo this process commonly referred to as “Malo” .
This Cab Sauv is a great “drink now” wine and the price is fantastic. The synthetic cork is a little bonus as it is stamped with “Bring in this cork to Jackson Triggs Winery and receive a free wine tasting”.