Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2012 Oldfield Series Cabernet Franc - 90+pts
Availability: Direct from winery here
Cost: $30.49 (including taxes)
Production: 770 cases
Date Tasted: October 20th, 2015
Tasting Notes: Happily offers the same wild berry, sagebrush and pipe tobacco medley of aromas and flavours of the uber-popular 'regular' label (2012) just with a more polished structure of ripe, smoky tannins and a richer, fuller palate with fleshy plum and smooth cocoa notes thanks to additional ageing on lees in oak barrels (18 months) and a full year in the bottle prior to release. Though round mid-palate, the wine finishes with gnarly, wild berry acidity and lingering oak and spice flavours.
As with all of the Oldfield Series wines, this Cabernet Franc has been released when it is ready to be enjoyed but will also feel at home in your cellar for another 4-5 years. Drink 2015-2020.
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