Fairview Cellars 2013 Premier Series Cabernet Franc - 91+pts

Fairview Cellars 2013 Premier Series Cabernet Franc (Golden Mile Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

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Cost: $29.90
Alcohol: 13.8%

Production: 300 cases
Date Tasted: September 1st, 2015

Tasting Notes: A stunning Cabernet Franc from an excellent vintage offering a memorable, feminine nose of ripe, wild berry, vanilla, mint, pot-pourri, dry herb and wild flower aromas. The dry, full-bodied palate that follows is youthful with burgeoning complexity from mixed berry, toasted oak, licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla, mint, spice and light forest flavours that are lovingly supported by mouth-watering acidity and fine, medium tannins through to a long finish with lingering cassis and herb notes.

Fulfilling to drink now, with a long decant, though, ideally this Franc would benefit from further bottle age to maximize its potential. Put one aside for another 2-4 years of bottle age for further, silky-smooth tannic integration and flavour development. Drink 2017-2021.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2015 IconWines.ca

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