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Nichol Vineyard Cabernet Franctext
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16¼/20

Nichol Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2019

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaPlanted at the home vineyard tucked at the far end of the Naramata Bench in 1989, these cab franc vines are rooted into granite bedrock. Destemmed grapes were fermented in neutral wood and basket pressed into neutral French barrique, where it remained for a year prior to bottling without fining or filtration. A tightening twinge of balsamic rinses this medium bodied red, brightening cherries, crunchy raspberries, and a thorny green note. Tannins are fine and downy, leading this to a snappy, lightly spiced, and gently warming finish. Best with a light chill.Tasted: 03 August 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 27.00 winery direct Producer: Nichol Vineyard Distributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 274159UPC: 00626990093350