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Day 8 – Unsanctioned Series Cabernet Franc 2018

Today brings a real treat: a sold out library wine. Our 2018 Unsanctioned Series Cabernet Franc went quick when it was released earlier this year. Those of you who participated in our wine advent calendar last year will recognize this wine…we gave you a sneak peek at it before it was released. Well, after another year in bottle, this wine has mellowed out beautifully and we’re excited to have enough left over for you this year.  And because we love this dish so much, we’re keeping the pairing with our delicious BBQ pizza recipe! So get creative with your pizza and enjoy it with a glass of our Cab Franc.

 

Winemaking Notes

Our Unsanctioned Series is reserved for very special wines. The Cabernet Franc was grown on a south-facing slope in a sheltered vineyard in Oliver. The wine was fermented in a small lot and aged for 21 months in mostly neutral French oak. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Only 55 cases produced.

Tasting Profile

Perfumed aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, plum and sweet spices, with an herbal, leafy note that reminds you of a tomato vine. This Cabernet Franc is medium bodied with bright acid, grippy tannins and a long, lively finish. Expect notes of dark fruit, cocoa powder and orange pekoe tea. A little restrained out of the bottle, this wine is best decanted for an hour if opened now.

Food Pairings

The freshness of this wine combined with the body and acidity make it a wonderful match to Italian food. From a basic spaghetti Bolognese to something a bit more elevated, you won’t be disappointed. Our favourite recipe to pair our Cabernet Franc with is a homemade pizza cooked on the grill.

Wine Specs

Vintage 2018
Appellation Okanagan Valley VQA
Vineyards Oliver
Acid 5.8 g/L
pH 3.8
Residual Sugar 2.1 g/L
Alcohol % 13.2
Production: 55 cases