River Stone Estate Winery 2011 Cabernet Franc - 89pts

River Stone Estate Winery 2011 Cabernet Franc (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

: Direct from winery here
Cost: $26
Alcohol: 12.6%
Production:  127 cases
Date Tasted: June 19th, 2013

Tasting Notes: The 2011 edition of this tasty and herbaceous Cabernet Franc maintains the characteristics of the fantastic 2010, which saw the Black Sage Bench winery move towards a lower alcohol and subtly layered approach, while only losing a touch of intensity and length, vintage-to-vintage, due to the overall cooler weather in 2011. Complex and well-balanced with good continuity from the aromatic nose to the dry palate spicy blue fruit, warm rocks, light oak, cardamon, coffee grind and violet aromas and flavours. A good acidic kick and fine tannins structures the mouth feel through to the moderate finish. Will benefit from another 6 months in bottle. Drink late-2013-2016.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013 IconWines.ca

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