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Bench 1775 Cabernet Franc cl 214
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Bench 1775 Cabernet Franc cl 214 2014

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe combination of the aromatic clone 214 and the cooler eastern-facing slopes of Osoyoos makes for an impressive, floral nose of violets mixed with plums and wild blueberries. The warm, for BC, 2014 vintage has brought this red to full ripeness with bright plummy fruit framed by more cabernet franc-like smoky, peppery, resiny notes and soft tannins. Peking duck would be a great match, as would grilled lamb and any assortment of winter root vegetables. Drink or hold through 2020.Tasted: 13 October 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 34.50 winery direct, private and VQA wine shops Producer: Bench 1775 WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Varietal: Cabernet FrancUPC: 626990194743