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Da Silva Cabernet Franc 2020

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAvila Family Vineyard in Oliver is home to this cabernet franc grown in heavier soils, lending the wine a touch of Pomerol weight. It’s fermented in open half-ton fermentors and aged in 50/50 French and American oak for 20 months. The nose is a mix of chocolate, bourbon, and red plums. Like last year, it has a pretty veneer and silky palate with plum and cherry streaked with smoke, orange rind, and clove. Just a baby and will need some time to gather itself. Try again in 2025-27 or served now with lamb tagine.Tasted: 30 January 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$48.00750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Da Silva Vineyards and WineryDistributors: BCWineshop
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 467033UPC: 696852058926