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Fort Berens Cabernet Franc Reservetext
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15¾/20

Fort Berens Cabernet Franc Reserve 2018

British Columbia, CanadaA portion of grapes was left whole cluster on the bottom of the tank to allow for a natural carbonic maceration. It is then aged in oak for 14 months before a small amount of cabernet sauvignon was added to provide extra depth and complexity. The nose is a bit out of sorts with dried herbs mixed into black plums, espresso, and a whiff of garlic dill. The palate is lively with spicy red fruits and savoury underbrush and campfire notes. It's a skinner style when compared to the 2019. Best served with grilled lamb or beef.Tasted: 29 November 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 36.99 winery online/direct, select private retailers, grocery Producer: Fort Berens Estate WineryDistributors: The Drinks List
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 137604UPC: 626990106265