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Seven Directions Fruitvale Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Franc Rosé
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Seven Directions Fruitvale Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Franc Rosé 2019

West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFruitvale Ridge Vineyard is all about cabernet franc grown over rock, gravel, loam and some clay that opens with a whiff of savoury, stony minerality. As BC, as that is, its barely orange colour is a perfect Provençal knockoff. Seven Direction techniques under winemaker Daniel Bontorin are minimalist, giving it creamy, rhubarb, strawberry, citrus that cuts with a bite of tangerine rind in the backend. Seven Directions is a virtual winery owned and operated by Kristine Witkowski and Daniel Bontorin. Their blended family of five kids plus the parents are the folks heading in Seven Directions. Provençal inspired, this rosé is a beautiful model for the Okanagan to emulate on its journey to world recognition.Tasted: 12 May 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 17.99 winery online Producer: Bottega Wine StudiosDistributors: Massey Wines & Spirits Ltd.
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 112084UPC: 626990379966