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Tinhorn Creek Cabernet Franc 2015

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaTinhorn CEO Sandra Oldfield was the first champion of cabernet franc in the Okanagan Valley, a grape that has come to distinguish itself among province's top reds. This is from Tinhorn’s 18-year-old Diamondback Vineyard, east across the valley, on the Black Sage Bench. Partial whole berry and partial native ferment is followed by 18 months in a mix of French, Hungarian and American oak before blending and bottling. Dusky cassis, blackberry, dark cherry, bittersweet chocolate and espresso fill the juicy, oak covered palate, one clipped in with gritty, grippy tannins. This shows its youth through rusticity, and is best tamed with lamb or beef shank.Tasted: 25 September 2017Tasted by: Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$21.99750mlVQA shops, private wine shops
Producer: Tinhorn Creek VineyardsDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 530717UPC: 624802971063