As the extreme heat of the day builds, so does the overall energy and anticipation. Will it be a day for a rare dry thunderstorm? With the peaking of the sun’s input, a sharp thunder clap is heard. It has begun, and to our delight, the 2020 Elevation Cabernet announces itself in exactly the same way. The nose leaps out of the glass and boldly lets you know that something significant is about to happen. The dark berry fruits, tobacco and dark chocolate all continually rumble in the glass while still keeping a true and focussed melody. On the palate, the resolved tannins and sparky acidity provide a flashing, imposing structure while the slight whiff of a distant hardwood fire weaves seamlessly through the rich array of fruit. The storm rolls safely over you as its power and complexity astonish.

  • 97.8% Cabernet Franc, 2.2% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Dry
  • Oak Treatment: 14 months
  • Drinking Through: 2032+
  • Service Temp.: 17 – 19˚C