Fort Berens Estate Winery 2013 Cabernet Franc - 89pts

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2013 Cabernet Franc (Lillooet) Fraser Canyon - BC

: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $24.99 (including taxes)
Alcohol: 13.7%
Production: 743 cases
Date Tasted: November 2nd, 2015

Tasting Notes: A consistent flavour and aroma profile, year-to-year, yields a masculine Cabernet Franc with a nice blend of blue fruit purée and savoury herbs characters on the expressive nose and the uber-dry and mineral'n'oak-infused palate.
Wild berry acidity and firm tannins frame the long finish where tongue-tingling bitter-spice and toasted oak notes linger.

Produced from a 70-30 split of grapes sourced, respectively, from the winery's home vineyard in Lillooet and from the famed Sundial vineyard along Black Sage Road in the Southern Okanagan. This Franc spends 10 months in barrel prior to bottling and then a further 9 months in bottle prior to release. This results in a ready-to-be-enjoyed-now wine, though, it should hold nicely for a few years as well. Drink now-2018.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2015

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