Lokoya Winery Oakville
This is Kendall-Jackson’s super-premium label, producing distinctive Cabernet Sauvignons that showcase the best single-vineyard characteristics of prime mountain-grown fruit. The wines are vinified in the same facility as the flagship CARDINALE, which by contrast is a blend of sources. While vineyard source and low yields of 2–3 tons/acre are key to the great fruit in the wines, vinification is aimed at maximising their potential. Long vatting times, basket-pressed grapes, 20–21 months in top-quality French oak all contribute and the wines are neither fined nor filtered. These are all very big, dense and powerfully structured wines, needing time to shed their early youthful austerity. The Diamond Mountain is the most opulent and has had varying small portions of Merlot and Cabernet Franc blended in depending on the year. The other cuvées thus far have been 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Spring Mountain is more perfumed, while the Howell Mountain and Mount Veeder are the firmest of the quartet. (DM)
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