The 2019 Altitude has Landed!

by | Oct 25, 2022

The 2019 Altitude, our premium, full-bodied Bordeaux-style blend is now ready to be released. This vintage is particularly unique as it is the first vintage consisting entirely of Estate grown fruit. It is also the first vintage that is Cabernet Sauvignon dominant (as opposed to Merlot dominant), so this is a must-try for all you Cabernet Sauvignon fans out there. Cabernet-dominant red blends from the Okanagan are rare, so this really is something special you’ll want to get into your cellar.

We only produced 175 cases of the 2019 vintage so now is your opportunity to purchase it. Due to high demand and limited quantities, we are limiting purchases of this wine to a max of 12 bottles per Club member  and 6 bottles per person allowed for non-members; membership has its benefits! If you are a fan of Gavin’s wines, this is a definite must-have for your cellar. This premium wine can be cellared up to ten years and we are very eager to taste what this beauty will develop into over the next decade.

2019 Altitude
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot
Price: $48 + tax
Club member price: $40.80 + tax
Recommended Upper Bench cheese pairings: Grey BabyMoody CowKing Cole

175 cases produced
Picking dates: October 13th & 28th
Aging: 21 months, 30% new French oak
pH: 3.58
Residual sugar: 2.7 g/L
Alcohol: 14.6%

Nose: cedar, black currant, tobacco leaf, chocolate, graphite

Palate: cola, black cherry, clove, red currant, plum, pomegranate

Head to our website to purchase your 2019 Altitude now. Club members, be sure you are logged into your account to receive your preferred Club member pricing. 

Use the coupon code “altitude” at checkout to receive free shipping on all orders of 6 bottles or more within BC and free shipping on 12 bottles or more out of province. Please note this offer does not apply to any orders containing cheese. 

As always, we want to sincerely thank you for your continued support of Upper Bench. Your passion for our products allows all of us to keep doing what we love!