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Hester Creek Block 3 Reserve Cabernet Franc
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15½/20

Hester Creek Block 3 Reserve Cabernet Franc 2017

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada50 year old eat cab franc vines fermented for 20 days in stainless before aging in 75/25 French / American oak for one year, and the power of the aforementioned is felt is this big red. Ripe, dense black and red fruit, smokey hickory bacon, pimento and charred red pepper floods a thick palate, with blocky tannins, a clunky, youthful palate, and a short, stunted finish. Needs equally roasted / weighted red meats to match.Tasted: 11 January 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 28.95 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Hester Creek Estate WineryDistributors: Peacock and Martin Wine Merchants
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 467332UPC: 626037001157