|Posted on 24 February, 2017 at 19:20|
If you haven't tried the most recent addition to our current wines, 2013 Cabernet Franc, you really must purchase a bottle. It is available to taste in our wine tasting room at the winery if you don't want to take my word for it. At only $44 per bottle it's a great value high quality wine that will boost your spirits when you taste it. Carlos has done it again. This wine is so smooth and well-balanced, with beautifully integrated fine tannins, French oak finesse and flavours of fresh, perfectly ripened strawberries and raspberries. For those of you who enjoy a bit of a floral touch to your reds, this one has it, along with subtle flavours of bell peppers and soft spices. I encourage you to come to the winery to try it for yourself. This wine is sold only at the winery for the time being.
Did you know that Cabernet Franc is one of B.C.'s finest grapes? It grows in ideal conditions in the southern Okanagan Valley. Cabernet Franc ripens a little earlier than its son Cabernet Sauvignon (a fun fact is that Cabernet Franc crossed with Sauvignon Blanc and produced Cabernet Sauvignon grapes) and it produces a lighter coloured and bodied wine than Cabernet Sauvignon. I find that Cabernet Franc is a tasty wine to drink without food, and it pairs so well with roasted lamb dishes and many vegetarian creations.
Wine collectors can keep this wine in the cellar for another 5-10 years. It is already over three years aged and is definitely ready to drink now as well. This wine is best served at a cool room temperature (around 18C). Decant for a smoother mouthfeel. Enjoy!