Hand-picked and hand-sorted, the grapes were de-stemmed, partially crushed and left to soak on skins prior to fermentation. After 7 days, fermentation occurred spontaneously in small open-top fermenters. During fermentation, the skins were punched-down by hand 2 times per day. Once fermentation was finished, the wine remained on skins for 10 days before being gently pressed. It was then transferred to three oak barrels (1 new American, 1 one year-old Eastern European, 1 older French) and aged for 24 months. It was bottled on March 19th, 2019.
As the label says we truly never expected to bottle a varietal Cabernet Sauvignon. We are all fans of the grape but because it is so late ripening it can be difficult to produce in our cool climate. These barrels were always interesting and always delicious and refused to be blended into another wine and after two years in barrel it was tasting so good we had to bottle it on its own. Big on cassis, graphite, blackberry, and bing cherry with bracing tannin and a nice hit of vanilla from the new American barrel you get the Leaning Post take on Cabernet Sauvignon. It is tasting great now (Spring 2019) but will age beautifully into its next decade (2026). If you pull the cork in the next 3 years give it a 2 hour decant and serve with protein rich foods with big flavours.
Total Production: 69 cases
When it comes to shipping, our goal is to find the fastest and most reliable shipping option available to us. During the Covid pandemic, we have made significant changes with our delivery partners to serve you better.
For Toronto deliveries we primarily use Fil Delivery. They have been tremendous and we have had glowing reviews from customers. They update you on the expected delivery time throughout the day to ensure satisfaction. Deliveries leave the winery Mondays and Thursdays for delivery Tuesdays and Fridays.
For deliveries to Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara, winery staff often deliver same day or next. We aim to please as often as possible!
ICS is also used for Major Centers other than Toronto and local. Their delivery times are typically next day from pick up at the winery on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Out of province and small-town Ontario deliveries are packaged appropriately with slow-release heat packs in winter reduce breakage and freezing through CanPar. We review shipping daily to identify issues before they arise. We do our best to help communicate any issues in advance to get the wine to you as quickly as possible.
We offer free shipping to anywhere in Ontario with purchase of 6 bottles or more. Purchases of less than 6 bottles can be accommodated for $10 flat rate. Please call the winery to arrange.
Out or province rates are as follows:
Quebec: $10 flat rate
All other provinces: $25 flat rate
We believe in simplicity, so our refund policy is simple and to the point.
- If you’d like to return an unopened bottle of wine, we’ll gladly do so for you. No questions asked.
- If there is a problem with the wines (either a fault or it is not to your liking - which happens very irregularly), we happily provide a credit for the full amount on another bottle at the winery. For delivered wine, we issue a credit to be applied to your next purchase.
- Our goal is to make you happy and if there is anything that we can do to maximize your enjoyment of a Leaning Post Wine... we will do it.