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River Stone Estate Winery 2010 Cabernet Franc - 90pts

River Stone Estate Winery 2010 Cabernet Franc (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from winery here
Cost: $25.90
Alcohol: 13.6%
Production: 120 cases
Date Tasted: April 23rd, 2012

Tasting Notes: The winemaking team at River Stone Estate Winery certainly prove with the release of this tasty Cabernet Franc that they are adept at producing a rich and complex dry red wine with lower alcohol. Remarkably different from the sweetish 2009 release at 14.5%, the 2010 delivers a lovely, aromatic and spicy nose of berry fruits, violets, spice box, warm rocks and light oak aromas. Followed by an Old World-leaning, masculine palate rich with mineral and dark berry flavours supported by fine, round tannins. Good acidity balances the mouth feel and completes the mouth-watering finish which lingers with peppy cardamon and coffee grind notes. Tasting beautifully now yet will benefit from another 6 months in bottle. Drink late-2012-2016.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012 IconWines.ca

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