Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Franc (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from winery here, BCLDB and VQA stores
Production: 4782 cases
Date Tasted: September 1st, 2014
Tasting Notes: Sourced from the winery's Diamondback Vineyard along the Black Sage Bench, this clear, medium-ruby hued Cabernet Franc offers ripe blackberry and huckleberry fruit aromas complimented by a sweet smelling medley of wild sagebrush, dried bay leaf and pipe tobacco notes.
The dry palate has a restrained richness, with some fullness originating from the secondary "malolactic" fermentation (a process that softens the residual acidity), yet, it remains refreshing and fluid with a masculine profile of bright, berry fruit, cooking spices, light oak and mineral flavours. Tannins are of the rounded, easy-drinking variety which support early consumption. Should make for perfect Fall weather and hearty food pairings like beefy stews and savoury roasts. Drink now-2016.
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