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Cabernet Franc, 2019

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2019 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 14% ALC/VOL
$28.84
Cabernet Franc
Critic's Rating 89 pts

Our Cabernet Franc from the Black Sage Bench arrives at the winery nice and cold from early morning picks. Fermentation are long and slow to ensure the gentle extraction of colour, tannin and flavour. The wine is aged in a mix of French, American and Hungarian oak barrels for 14 - 16 months before bottling. The colour shows a youthful purple hue with good depth. The nose a dusty cocoa powder note with black cherry, strawberry and rhubarb pie and crust. Lots of red currant and rhubarb on the palate, and fine tannins and bright acidity give the tactile profile of a good Chianti, but with new world freshness of red fruits.

Critic's Rating

89pts
- David Lawrason
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The 2019 vintage was a featured wine in January's Wine Club package, 2022.

Geographical Indication: BC VQA British Columbia
Vineyard: Diamondback Vineyard and various growers in Oliver and Osoyoos
Residual Sugar: 0.3 g/L
Cases Produced: 4,800

Appearance: Semi-opaque. Garnet colour.
Nose: Red cherry, raspberry, hint of green herbs and vanilla.
Palate: Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. Red cherry, cassis, green pepper, hints of vanilla, green herbs, and pepper spice.
Quality: Very Good+. 89 points. Decant well and drink now or hold 2 – 3 years.

Food Pairing: Chili con carne, fried tofu stir fry with hoisin, pulled pork with grilled corn and cabbage slaw, tandoori chicken, and beef lasagne.