2020 Cabernet Franc
Silver Medal Winner, All Canadian Wine Championship 2022
Only 150 cases of the 2020 Cabernet Franc were produced. This wine has an elegant floral nose, a medium body, ripe varietal fruit, balanced acidity, soft, mature tannins creating a rich, long lasting mouthfeel. This wine is presently showing ripe varietal fruit character including violets, blueberries, currants, maraschino cherries, as well as a dusty, chalky, earthiness reminiscent of previous Cabernet Franc vintages, and a nice hint of French oak. This wine was matured 14 months in 100% French oak and will age well 7-10 years.
The grapes used to make our single vineyard Cabernet Franc were planted in 2003. The vines were meticulously managed to ensure optimal quality and a timely harvest. The wines produced are showing exceptional quality and depth of flavours and texture that reflect the glacial soil of River Stone on which they were grown.
(Jun 30, 2022 at 10:53 AM)
A fine solid wine with good aromatics. Will benefit greatly with aging. Looking forward to trying it again next year.
(Sep 23, 2022 at 12:27 PM)
This was my first taste of this wine and it was excellant. I plan to cellar some for a couple of years and then enjoy it all over again.