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2013 Desert Hills Cabernet Franc

2013 Desert Hills Cabernet Franc
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Harvest Date
Oct 25 2013
Sugar
26.0
Acid
6.78
pH
3.83
Bottling Date
March 2015
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Raspberry, cherry, strawberry & plum flavours with a touch of oak. A spicy black pepper on finish ad well structured tannins.
Vineyard Notes
Three Boys is our estate vineyard on the Black Sage Bench, where the east-west orientation and famous sandy soils provide for maximum sun exposure and great drainage. Leaf thinning also allowed for maximum sun exposure and ventilation in the fruit zone. High fruit selection accounted for 3.5 tons per acre.
Winemaker Notes
Grapes were hand harvested and hand sorted followed by the stemmed whole berries and free run juice being transferred to fermenting tanks for a five day cold soak, twice daily pump over to extract color and flavour. Fermentation was maintained at a consistent 26 degrees.
Food Pairing Notes
Serve with mediterranean dishes, lamb, game meat and aged cheese
Product Reviews
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S Miller
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(Jun 25, 2017 at 3:40 PM)
Best Cab Franc I have ever had. Rich notes of cherry and chocolate. I tried it at a Vancouver Restaurant with my rack of lamb. A perfect pairing. . I am looking forward to my next visit to Vancouver........ I wish I could get this wine in Kentucky.

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fred Bunker
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(Jun 25, 2017 at 4:01 PM)
I just came back from the winery. The people in the wine shop really nice they gave me a tour of the winery and even invited me and my friend to join them for a BBQ. They make a mixed grill with lamb, farmers sausages and a beef Kabob. They served the Cab Franc and it was great with all. I am looking forward to my next trip to the winery. Thanks again. Its was a lifetime experiance.

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Robert Wier
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(Jun 25, 2017 at 4:06 PM)
This wines defiantly deserves 5 stars. I thought Cab Franc only was only used for blends. I have never tried it on its own until today.. A great discovery.

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S Bossman
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(Jun 25, 2017 at 4:24 PM)
Wow thats all I could say

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