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Fort Berens Cabernet Franc
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Fort Berens Cabernet Franc 2018

Lillooet, British Columbia, CanadaPredominantly from Fort Berens' Dry Creek Vineyard in Lillooet, this underwent partial whole cluster fermentation, which works nicely here. The fruit is juicy and shows real freshness, complemented by spicy herbs and subtle oak influence from ageing in French and American barriques. It retains cabernet franc's appealing savoury aromatics, which can be lost in the chase for ripeness. It's a quaffable style with negligible tannins, and is not trying to be something it's not. And that's part of its charm.Tasted: 17 November 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 28.99 winery direct Producer: Fort Berens Estate WineryDistributors: The Drinks List
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 036301UPC: 00626990122005