Phantom Creek Cuvée 2016,
- Rated 4 stars
- South Okanagan, British Columbia
- Reviewed by: Tim Pawsey
- Published on: December 16, 2019
- Last modified: December 16, 2019
From one of the best in a string of good recent vintages. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (38%), Petit Verdot (26%), Malbec (15%), Syrah (8%), Cabernet Franc (8%) and Merlot (5%), planted by Richard Cleave in 1996 in the Phantom Creek Vineyard on Black Sage Bench. 18 months in 85 percent new French oak. Lifted red and black fruit with some toasty notes, a plush entry, supple and interwoven with cherry, mulberry, spice and cassis notes seamlessly wrapped in well integrated tannins.