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River Stone Cabernet Franc 2021

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe colour is light red with some orange hues. The nose is a savoury, spicy mix of violets and red fruits that spill onto the palate, mixing with blueberries and red currants. The finish is medium long with fading lightish, dusty, earthy tannins. The grapes for this single vineyard franc come off the River Rock Vineyard, the home estate in Oliver, and its alluvial deposits of rock, sand, and gravel dropped during the last glacial recession. It is all handpicked and destemmed, fermented with 80 percent of the fruit uncrushed. Post stainless steel fermentation, it is aged in French oak barrels, one third new, for approximately 14 months. A touch more finesse and a little less ripeness is a good thing here.Tasted: 12 June 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$38.90750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: River Stone Estate WineryDistributors: Lifford Wine and Spirits
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 417964UPC: 626990156437