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Hester Creek Old Vine Cabernet Franctext
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15½/20

Hester Creek Old Vine Cabernet Franc 2019

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaBlock 3 sits on the Golden Mile Bench with original vines planted in 1968. It is now one bunch per shoot, handpicked and sorted, and whole berry fermented 17 days in Italian Ganimede fermenters. It is then aged for 18 months in 75/25 French / American oak. The tannins are richer than the fruit, which is decidedly on the red side, and somewhat thin in the finish. Best now with hamburgers or grilled chicken to take on the acidity and unresolved tannins.Tasted: 11 December 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 25.99 winery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants Producer: Hester Creek Estate WineryDistributors: Revelry Import Company
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 467332UPC: 626037001157