Fort Berens Estate Winery 2009 Cabernet Franc - 89pts

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2009 Cabernet Franc (Lillooet) Fraser Canyon - BC

Availability: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Cost: $25
Alcohol: 14%
Production: 238 cases
Date Tasted: May 25th, 2011

Tasting Notes: This bone-dry Cabernet Franc from Lillooet-based Fort Berens Estate Winery opens with a gorgeous, fruity nose of red fruit, ripe plum, toasted oak and vanilla. Followed by a concentrated palate that begins juicy with intense dark berry, oak, spice and mint flavours and then finishes long with lingering earthy notes and mouth-watering acidity. Easy-going tannins help create a soft, silky texture in the mouth. Produced from fruit grown on the Black Sage Bench in the southern Okanagan. Pair with your Sunday roast or enjoy with a dessert of sea-salt infused dark chocolate. Drink 2011-2014.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011

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