2013 Cabernet Franc Collector's Series

Awards


  • Double Gold - 2017 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
  • Gold - 2016 All Canadian Wine Championship
  • Gold - 2017 InterVin, International Wine Awards
  • Gold - 2017 Okanagan Wine Festival

One of the Bordeaux reds who thrives in the cool climate of the Okanagan Valley. With its versatility and adaptability to our terroir Cabernet Franc has the structure to age gracefully but also got the fresh black fruit and blackberries to be enjoyed young. We believe that Cabernet Franc could be a signature red in Canada. The Cabernet Franc is only available Winery Direct for mailing list members.

Winemaker's Notes

2013 CABERNET FRANC is about, balance, structure, character. This classy wine has intense aromas of black currant, raspberry jam, spice and hints of cedar and vanilla. Smooth silky tannins with long lingering blackberry and cocoa notes. A long velvety finish completes this elegant wine which is drinking very well young and will continue to improve with careful cellaring for 5 to 10 years. Cellar conditions required. SINGLE VINEYARD: BELLA VINEYARD

Details

  • Release Date: November 22, 2016
  • Price: $36
  • Sweetness Code:
  • Production: only 295 cases
  • Availability:
  •  Wine Club Members Only
     Winery Direct
  • Blend: 95% Cabernet Franc 5% Merlot
  • Alcohol 15.0%, RS g/L, PH , TA g/L
  • CSPC: 326124

Food Pairing

Pairs perfectly with grilled steaks, pork roast, lamb, braised veal, red pasta sauce, venison, mild and strong cheese.

Wine Making

The grapes were de-stemed and lightly crushed into open top fermentation tanks. Temperature control during the fermentation, extended skin contact and Pneumatge twice a day gives this wine rich colour and structure with great complexity and balance. The wine was aged for 24 months in new barrels, 80% French and 20% American. Blending begins two months prior to bottling.