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Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Reserve Cabernet Franc
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Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Reserve Cabernet Franc 2015

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Tinhorn Cabernet Franc comes with an addition of 15 percent merlot, the two main red grapes at the winery. The ’15 is dark and the attack is weighty and dense with vanilla, spice, licorice, black fruit and sagebrush notes. The palate is soft, and the wine tends to spill north and south as well as east and west spreading, chocolate, coffee, figgy fruit and spices everywhere. At three years of age it is only just beginning to find itself. Certainly, you could cellar this through 2021. The wine is fermented naturally, with extraction as needed over the thirty days of skin contact. All French oak (30 percent new) assures this wine will hold your interest. Serve now with Texas-style barbecue ribs.Tasted: 18 September 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 31.99 winery direct, private and VQA wine shops Producer: Tinhorn Creek VineyardsDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Varietal: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 387647UPC: 00624802971285