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Phantom Creek Estates Petite Cuvée N° 2text
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Phantom Creek Estates Petite Cuvée N° 2 2018

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe first thing you notice about this wine is its exquisite texture. Silky smooth, it draws you into the glass, proving the worth of its selected barrels that make up the 45/31/24 blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot. The fruit is all blackcurrant, and the tannins are dusty, but the finish is marred by smoky/ash/resin that persist to the finish, biting off the fruit. It needs a well-marbled T-bone steak to balance, in what was a tough wildfire season. The wine was aged in 24 percent new French oak for 19 months.Tasted: 30 July 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 45.00 winery online/direct Producer: Phantom Creek EstatesDistributors: Stile Brands
Blend: Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon - MerlotUPC: 626990457497