Cassini Cellars 2013 Cabernet Franc - 93pts

Cassini Cellars 2013 Cabernet Franc (Golden Mile Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC 

Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $34
Alcohol: 15%

Production: 295 cases
Date Tasted: January 20th, 2017

Tasting Notes: The nose of this Cabernet Franc is stunningly beautiful and not like anything I've encountered in BC previously. Tasted blind, I'm confident visions of a Eucalyptus-lined vineyard from California's 
Central Coast or Australia's Limestone Coast would be evoked. Yet, this is BC fruit from a single vineyard in the Southern Okanagan. Fantastic.

Notes from previous vintages have mentioned subtle spearmint notes, but for the 2013 release the mint is in full bloom and mixed with pine, honey, perfume and intense blackberry extract aromas. The full-bodied, expressive palate follows with excellent continuity - it tastes just as it smells with an elegant texture thanks to silky-smooth tannins and acidity. Finishes long with lingering spice and blackberry purée notes. Ready to go now and will hold for many years. Drink now-2021+.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2017

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