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Tinhorn Creek Innovation Series Whole Cluster Cabernet Franc
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Tinhorn Creek Innovation Series Whole Cluster Cabernet Franc 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaTinhorn's Innovation Series has spawned 250 cases of this single vineyard cabernet franc, whole cluster pressed and fermented with native yeast before spending 16 months in French oak barrels. The colour is pale red, and the nose a sweet, smoky affair of ripe red fruits. The attack is soft with sweet, peppery fruit reminiscent of late picked strawberries and raspberries. The wood is well set into the wine, supporting but not dominating the whole. This is a luxurious version of cabernet franc in a year when the sun was plentiful. There are still some grippy tannins to shed' grilled meats, particularly lamb sausages, would be an excellent match.Tasted: 30 April 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 45.99 VQA shops, private wine shops Producer: Tinhorn Creek VineyardsDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Varietal: Cabernet FrancUPC: 624802181349