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  • Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2017

Cabernet Franc, 2016

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2016 Lillooet 750 mL, 12.3% ALC/VOL

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Cabernet Franc


Tasting Notes

This wine has rich notes of cherries and blackberries. It has a fresh earthy scent, like a forest floor after a rainfall. It is a full-bodied wine rich with concentrated flavours of black and red berries with a smooth finish.

Winemaker Notes

Made primarily with grapes from our estate vineyard in Lillooet, our Cabernet Franc is a full-bodied wine with intense fruit flavours. The deep red colour with concentrated flavours of cherries, raspberries and black currants makes this wine a match with a tomato pasta dish. It is ready to drink now or it will age beautifully for many years.

Awards & Ratings


  • Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2017 Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2017

Connoisseur Note(s):

Bronze – Pacific Rim International Wine Competition 2017 Commended - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017


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Tasting Notes

The 2015 vintage was a featured wine in November's wine club package, 2017.


Variety: Cabernet Franc

Vineyard: Fort Berens Estate Vineyard, Road 9 Vineyard, and Blind Creek Vineyard

Cases Produced: 638


Appearance: Bright, semi-opaque, deep ruby core, lighter maroon rim.

Nose: Medium+ aromatic intensity. Dark cherry, raspberry, eucalyptus, menthol, ash, cigar box, smoke and violets with a hint of vanilla.

Palate: Medium+ body, medium acid, medium tannin. Dark cherry, black currant, black tea, menthol, black pepper.

Quality: Good quality; flavourful and well-balanced with a medium length finish. A robust and spicy Cabernet Franc. Age for 2-5 years.

Food Pairing: Steak frites, a variety of cheeses from Swiss and Cheddar to Goat cheese and Blue, roasted Cornish game hen with herbs, creamy turkey casserole, grilled game meats, and hearty lasagna.

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