Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2012 Cabernet Franc (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $33 (taxes included)
Date Tasted: June 2nd, 2015
Tasting Notes: Ahh, BC Cab Franc, you gotta love it. Yes, you must! Another excellent release of the lesser-known Bordeaux variety from Burrowing Owl that meets the high standards we have collectively set for this cult wine (though, it doesn't exceed them as it did in 2009).
Sourced from the estate vineyard along the Black Sage Bench, on offer are classic notes of wild berries, dried herbs, licorice, vanilla-spice, toasted oak, pipe tobacco, menthol and the ethereal 'Franc funk' on both the intense, dense nose and the bright, lightly tannic palate. Length is good, not great, but you will love the unique combination of the fruit and savoury characters that only good Cabernet Franc can deliver.
Add sophistication to any pizza night by adding this delicious Franc. Drink 2015-2018.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2015 IconWines.ca