Cabernet Franc 2018
Cabernet Franc 2018
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Lillooet VQA
Acid
6.2 g/L
pH
3.7
Aging
This wine is ready to drink now, or with proper cellaring, this wine can be cellared for 5 plus years.
Bottling Date
August 15 2019
Residual Sugar
1.2 g/L
Alcohol %
13.80
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Updated Spring 2021: Enjoy sweet cherry and dark plum in this riper-style Cabernet Franc. It has a rich and full-bodied mouthfeel. Tasting notes at the time of release: On the nose, this complex wine is very aromatic with notes of blackberries and blueberries, white pepper, and rose petals. The soft, light tannins in this smooth, fruit-forward wine offer a beautiful mouthfeel with flavours of blackberries and raspberries, and a very long finish.
Awards
Rated as one of Canada's Top Cabernet Franc wines - WineAlign Guide to Canada's Best Wines 2020 Bronze - British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards 2020
Winemaker Notes
This wine was made predominantly with estate-grown grapes from our Dry Creek Vineyard in Lillooet. Half of the grapes were whole cluster fermented and half were destemmed. Called partial carbonic maceration, this winemaking technique resulted in a wine that is very fruit-forward. It went through spontaneous fermentation for 9 days. This wine was aged in French and American oak barrels, and then further aged in bottles in our cellar before release.
Food Pairing Notes
A touch of acidity in this wine makes it a very food-friendly wine. Pair this elegant Cabernet Franc with barbequed steak, lasagna, lamb kabobs with lemon garlic potatoes, or a portobello mushroom burger.
Production
904 cases

Product Reviews

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Deryk Hamilton
(Apr 22, 2021 at 12:23 PM)
When we travelled from Alberta on a road trip last summer, our impromptu stop at Ft.Berens was a highlight. Every wine we have received has been terrific. The 2018 Cab Franc, is one of our favorites - a beautifully balanced red wine!