The 2008 Kelham Cabernet Sauvignon offers a compelling combination of
cherry and blackberry that melds with earth, spice, tea and tobacco leaf flavors.
The core is firm yet supple due to the juicy tannins from this vintage. The final
impression is that of an extremely long finish that highlights the concentration
and weight this vineyard creates.
Kelham Vineyard is a 52-acre planting located at the base of the western hills
of Oakville. Nickel & Nickel receives fruit from 7 acres planted to rootstocks
which offer slightly different nuances to the blend. The soil is comprised of
a well-drained, clay loam, which produces vines and clusters of moderate
size. Some canopy management is performed to allow speckled light on the
grapes which, combined with Oakville’s warm climate, is perfect for slowly
ripening the fruit.