Cassini Cellars 2012 Cabernet Franc - 92+pts

Cassini Cellars 2012 Cabernet Franc (Golden Mile Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC 

Availability: Not yet released. Direct from the winery here when it is
Cost: TBA
Alcohol: 14.7%

Date Tasted: October 23rd, 2015

Tasting Notes: A truly gorgeous Cabernet Franc with a winning combination of classic-Franc characters with the structure and depth that mimics a fine Cabernet Sauvignon. Sourced from a single vineyard and treated to 24 months in French oak prior to bottling, this is a full-bodied, expressive wine from the warm 2012 Southern Okanagan vintage which produced ripe tannins and intense plum and blackberry fruit aromas and flavours supported by layers of complementary sweet pipe smoke, spicy oak, crushed violet and subtle spearmint notes.

The finish is divine with both silky-smooth tannins and mouth-watering, wild berry acidity mingling amongst the lingering spice and blackberry purée flavours. Ready to go now with many years of further development ahead. Drink now-2020+.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2015

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