the hatch 2016 'hatchchild' Cabernet Sauvignon
NEW VINTAGE 2016 VINTAGE OF A CENTURY
Historically, what has this wine been?:
This wine has been our salute to Cabernet Sauvignon. As you also might know, Cab Sauv doesn't do super well in the Okanagan and we don't always get that grape done properly here. Thusly, we don’t typically make much of this wine each year and we’re very selective of what gets into the bottle. For this vintage, we return to a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wine.
Born and raised in the sandy streets of East Osoyoos this kid calls Monarch Vineyard home. This 22 acre gem is exactly the advantageous start any child could ever want to have when it comes to success; despite the rowdy neighbours.
Tell me about the liquid, please:
Luxurious and silky. Deep, dark and delicious. That how it begins and that's how it ends, but in-between you get loads of dark fruit, eucalyptus and exotic spice aromatics. Enticing and exciting elegance are the 3 e's you'll notice about the pallet. Make sure to sit by a fire and make sure your glass if full for up to 6 years.
Favourite Bordeaux 2nd growth:Château Léoville-Las Cases, obviously.
'I like that The Hatch admit growing cabernet sauvignon in the Okanagan is a challenge. This one comes out of Monarch Vineyard from the sandy soils of Osoyoos, perhaps the warmest of all Okanagan sub-regions. There is a sense of wildness on the highly aromatic nose, including some green, eucalyptus notes. The colour is deep, the palate silky, the flavours a cedary, leafy cassis affair that is going to need some time to blossom fully and shed some oak. This is an alternative to the ripe chocolate style of so many cabernets coming out of Washington and California. Break out the cheese, for now, or a well-marbled steak. 87 points' - Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine