Painted Rock Estate Winery 2014 Cabernet Franc - 92pts

Painted Rock Estate Winery 2014 Cabernet Franc (Skaha Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

: Direct from winery here 
Cost: $44.99 + taxes
Alcohol: 14.3%

Production: 1153 cases
Date Tasted: January 5th, 2017


Tasting Notes: A longtime, prominent component of the winery's flagship Bordeaux blend, the Red Icon, the estate grown Cabernet Franc is showcased here, for the first time, as a single-varietal release and delivers a stand-out performance. 

Rich and complex with sweet, aromatic aromas and ripe, brambly berry notes on the vanilla and menthol-infused nose, this Franc offers a well-structured palate with dry, grippy tannins, smooth acidity and a medley of dark fruit and savoury flavours: coffee beans, cooking spices, cigar paper, plums, cherry-cola and charred oak. Finishes long with lingering spice and oak notes. 

Drink now or hold for the potential of further development. Drink 2017-2022.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2017

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