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Church & State Wines Cabernet Franc 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis year's C&S Cab Franc comes off their Foundation, Coyote Bowl, and Bella vineyards, and a cross section of sand and gravel soils. This was aged 1 year in French oak (25% new). Dark and smokey, with dense cassis, blackberry compote, sweet black cherry, raisins, and black pepper, this is shellacked with a heady dose of toasted oak tannins, finishing with a powdery chocolate bitterness. Quite a lot of a lot at 14.5%, and requiring a hearty braised meat / root veg dish to match.Tasted: 29 August 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$37.37750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Church & State WineryDistributors: BCWineshop
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 282020UPC: 840098125468