2009 Cabernet Franc Collector's Series

Awards


  • Double Gold - 2013 Lyon International Wine Competition
  • Gold - 2013 All Canadian Wine Championships
  • Gold - 2012 NorthWest Wine Summit
  • Gold - 2012 Northwest Winepress Magazine Platinum Judging
  • Gold - 2012 Okanagan Spring Wine Festival
  • Gold - 2013 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2012 All Canadian Wine Championship
  • Silver - 2011 Canadian Wine Awards
  • Silver - 2012 Canadian Wine Awards
  • Silver - 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2011 Indy International Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2013 International Wine and Spirits Competition, London
  • Silver - 2013 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2011 Okanagan Wine Festival
  • Silver - 2013 Tasters Guild International
  • Silver - 2011 Wine Lovers' Consumer Wine Judging

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.

Winemaker's Notes

2009 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 carefull cellaring for 5 to 10 years.

Details

  • Release Date:
  • Price: $45
  • Sweetness Code:
  • Production: only 85 cases
  • Availability:
  •  Winery Direct
  • Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol 14.8%, RS 1.0 g/L, PH 3.74, TA 6.8g/L
  • CSPC: 164723

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 extraction with great complexity and balance. The wine was aged for 18 months in new barrels, 80%French and 20 % American .Blending begins two months prior to bottling.