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Hillside Heritage Series Cabernet Franc 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaHillside has done an admirable job of being a Naramata Bench winery making Naramata wine. This cabernet franc grown at Cinwick Vineyard received a 13 day cold soak and spent 18 months in French oak barriques (18 percent new). Winemaker Kathy Malone’s light hands send this franc down the savoury red fruit road, giving this Bench red a touch of the Loire. American Evan Goldstein and Englander Fiona Beckett are stars at matching food and wine. Beckett says franc’s distinctly herbal quality lends it to dishes flavoured with herbs, especially dill, fennel, rosemary and tarragon, i.e. roast chicken with herby crème fraîche or a navarin of lamb. Goldstein suggests enchiladas verde. You have your orders.Tasted: 11 October 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$40.00750mlwine club member exclusive
Producer: Hillside WineryDistributors: Lone Tree Cellars
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 528935UPC: 626990019237