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The nose has blackberries and licorice up front, softens to yield stewed cherries and a touch of orange peel. Palate is surprisingly plush and soft for a young Cabernet. It has layers of red fruit and spice with typical Okanagan bright acidity that gives it plenty of life and length. Finish is persistent with a warm cherry and vanilla flavour and supple tannins.
Awards & Ratings
- National Wine Awards of Canada 2019, Bronze Medal
- British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards 2019, Silver Medal
The 2016 vintage was a featured wine in October’s Wine Club package, 2018.
Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.
Geographical Indication: Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, BC
Vineyard: Diamondback Vineyard (Black Sage Bench)
Cases Produced: 4,500
Appearance: Deep ruby-purple in colour.
Nose: Cedary, vanilla oak and plum aromas with a floral grace note.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, well-balanced, savoury, cherry and plum flavour with a firm tannic finish.
Quality: Outstanding quality. 90 points. Drink now – 2022.
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Food Pairing: Crispy skinned trout with black lentil puree, grilled leg of lamb with goat cheese and fresh herb salad, chicken tomato curry, caprese stuffed Portobello mushrooms, cheese and spinach quiche.
This bold, spicy Cabernet Franc is a treat! The wine spent 12-14 months in French, American, and Hungarian oak. Rich red fruit flavours, savoury green herbal notes of thyme and tarragon, and black pepper and baking spice notes abound. This wine is flexible enough to pair with almost anything, but will be a dream match with lamb dishes and pesto-based Italian food. Enjoy!
- Jackie McLachlan, Founder, My Wine Canada