Calamus Estate Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Tastes like

A full-bodied and supple wine, packed with blue and black berries, cedar, pencil lead, and spice. Soft and very appealing, with perfectly ripe tannins. A gorgeous, unforgettable wine.

Good for

Video chatting with your grandparents. Use this opportunity to ask the questions you’ve been meaning to over the years. You can even record it so you have a memorable keepsake to enjoy for years to come.

Pairs with

A fruity wine with solid structure and good tannins, makes this an ideal match for serious steak, rosemary braised lamb, or blue cheeses like Gorgonzola or Stilton. A mushroom burger would be a good call, too!

Why we're drinking this

Small in the best sense of the word, Calamus offers some of the best historic charm in the Niagara region. A Beamsville staple for over 20 years, with 2 vineyards and 3 acres dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon, Calamus is committed to supporting local businesses, growers, charities, and more. The wines they produce are charming and elegant — honest wines with character and finesse. Named after the Latin word for arrow, their emblematic Calamus archer is fondly called Calvin: "Cal" for Calamus and "vin" for wine!

Tasting notes

Flavours of dark berries, ripe plum, spice, vanilla, and pencil lead dance on a velvety texture. The finish is long and fruity. Drinking very well now, but will improve and evolve through 2023.

Drink this: Now to 2023.

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Niagara Peninsula

Alcohol: 13%

Production: 300 cases

Winery: Calamus Estate Winery

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