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Painted Rock Cabernet Franc
91POINTS
16¾/20

Painted Rock Cabernet Franc 2014

Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaWhen you taste this cabernet franc, you have to ask yourself why anyone bothers trying to ripen cabernet sauvignon in BC? You will love the smoky, dusty, savoury aromas that jump from the glass. Plums and cherries dominate the chocolate and coffee for a change suggesting less wood, older wood, less time in wood, better wood? But really, it doesn’t matter, it all works. What is key here in the savoury, spicy tobacco finish is the dense but fabulously silky, tannins. Ooh la la, hedonistic and if you must, you can drink it now. We would wait five years but if you have a steak and some chimichurri sauce, or a leg of lamb, well get at it.Tasted: 23 February 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 44.99 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Painted Rock Estate WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 890327UPC: 626990206309