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Cabernet Franc, 2018
Shipped and sold by Gold Hill Winery
The resulting wine has abundant notes of floral violet, sage, vanilla, blackberry. On the palate, this medium-bodied juicy red, has flavours of raspberry, lambert cherry, and java followed by a lengthy finish of soft, fine tannins, tobacco leaf and mellow acidity. With the warmer than normal year, this Cabernet Franc is definitely a richer, bigger, bolder expression of our normal Cabernet Franc.
Gold Hill Cabernet Franc is ideal to pair with food: grilled duck, game, beef or lamb, eggplant, roast tomatoes or roast vegetables, and creamy soft cheeses which pair well with the soft tannins.
The 2017 vintage was featured in February 2023's Wine Club package.
Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.
Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vineyard: Estate vineyard
Residual Sugar: 1.7 g/L
Cases Produced: 172
Appearance: Dense ruby colour.
Nose: Spicy, floral nose of blueberries with tobacco and vanilla oak notes.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, savoury flavours of blueberry and black plum. Beautifully balanced, ripe tannins and juicy acidity.
Quality: 91 points – Wine Club Canada. Outstanding. Drinking well now, but can be cellared until 2025.
Food Pairing: Crispy roast duck, Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwich, ribeye steak with a ginger-garlic sauce, spinach-stuffed chicken breast, and bell peppers stuffed with quinoa and a plant-based protein.