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Caboose

This wine, formerly called Starboard, is a fortified blend of Malbec and Petit Verdot grapes from our King Drive vineyard on the Naramata Bench. Caboose is made in a Solara 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.

 Producer Kettle Valley Winery
 Region Okanagan Valley
 Country Canada
 Varietals MalbecPetit Verdot
 Vintage 2013

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About the Producer

Kettle Valley Winery
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Kettle Valley Winery

Naramata, British Columbia, Canada Naramata, British Columbia, Canada

With abundant sunshine, cooling lake breezes, and an optimal temperature range, the Naramata Bench is one of the premier grape growing regions in Canada. The rolling hills and variable soils of the area create a range of microclimates and terroirs that an experienced grape grower can match to a wide...

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