Established in 1995, Stag’s Hollow is a family-owned winery in Okanagan Falls, producing some of British Columbia’s highest quality, most distinctive wines. Nestled in the foothills in the South Okanagan, Stag’s Hollow includes two vineyards…the Estate Vineyard and Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard….that are within 2 kms of each other.
Always innovative, and with a spirit to be unique and push the limits of both grape growing and winemaking in the Okanagan, the team at Stag’s Hollow has researched and sought out grapes, both new and old, suited to the area soils and microclimate. Hands-on owners, Larry Gerelus & Linda Pruegger, along with Winemaker, Dwight Sick, believe their passion and involvement in every aspect of the vineyard and winemaking process has created wines that express the terroir of Stag’s Hollow Vineyard and their Grower Partners.
Stag’s Hollow Cachet 04 Limited Edition 2013 – 91 pts. – TASTED: 06 JANUARY 2016 – TASTED BY: ANTHONY GISMONDI AND STUART TOBE. Cachet is made with the best fruit each year regardless of variety, in this case it is a 57/37/6 petit verdot, merlot and cabernet sauvignon blend. Look for black cherry, earthy, mushroom, tobacco, cranberry, smoky, peppery aromas with a light floral, plum note. Full, round, juicy, somewhat chunky palate with some young tannins but with fine concentration. Peppery, smoky, wet tobacco, savoury, cranberry, black cherry, vanilla, coffee flavours with a hint of tar, licorice and sage with some tea and herb on the finish. Should improve over the next 2-5 years. Excellent effort here.
2013 Cachet No. 4 – David Lawrason, Wine Align – 90 points – This is a cutting edge blend from Stag’s Hollow, a red based on 57% petit verdot – a grape known for intense floral aromas, real tension and sometimes searing acidity. This shows violets, pine resin, meatiness and deep blackcurrant fruit. It’s mid-weight, taut and elegant with some sense of minerality. A bit hard but not austere, and it has very good to excellent length.