This wine, formerly called Starboard, is a fortified blend of Malbec and Petit Verdot grapes from our King Drive vineyard on the Naramata Bench. The grapes were hand picked at approximately 24 brix. The wine was barrel aged in French oak.
Caboose is made in a Solera style which is a system of wine aging developed by the Spanish and Portuguese as a way to provide wines of a constant average age, as well as to ensure a certain homogeneity of product over different vintages. In this system a portion of the aging wine is bottled and then replaced with the wine from the current vintage.