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Kitten Swish Target Practice
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Kitten Swish Target Practice 2014

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe first “vineyard up” project for Kitten Swish involves David and Cynthia Enns of Laughing Stock, Alberta nano-négociant Kitten Swish AKA Brad Royale and a vineyard in west Osoyoos. The vines are young and fermented in stainless using 70 percent whole cluster, roughly 20 percent whole berry and the remaining juice. The wine was aged in one single, four-year-old puncheon. Look for exuberant perfumed red florals and lush raspberry on a bed of thorny wild blackberry, sweet tobacco and brambles. The soft, sandy soils are expressed in the gentle expansiveness of the palate; a core of bramble berry, plum and wild thyme stretches out and relaxes in the glass with time, finishing with a finely rasped, pink peppercorn. A fruity, full-bodied, generous red with long tannins, spun silk textures and bright acidity. Fifty cases made.Tasted: 11 May 2016Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Treve RingPrices: BC 40.00 private wine shops Producer: Kitten SwishDistributors: Crush Imports
Varietal: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 558361