Cabernet Franc Reserve 2020
This wine was handcrafted with 100% estate grown grapes from select rows in our Dry Creek Vineyard. After a long ripening period, the grapes were hand harvested and hand sorted to select the highest quality grapes. The wine was aged for 15 months in carefully selected French oak barrels. 50% of the wine was aged in new barrels and 50% in second fill barrels.
PLATINUM MEDAL - BC Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards in 2023.
SILVER MEDAL and 91 points - Decanter World Wine Awards 2023
This wine is ready to enjoy now, and will peak by 2024. With proper cellaring, you can age this wine until 2029.
June 1, 2022
A bold wine expressing dark fruits such as cassis and blueberries, with hints of dark chocolate from the oak that follows through on palate. A full-bodied wine with a velvety and juicy texture on the finish.
PLATINUM MEDAL - British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards in 2023.
SILVER MEDAL and 91 points - Decanter World Wine Awards in 2023.
100% estate grown grapes from Dry Creek Vineyard, planted in 2009.
100% Cabernet Franc
The grapes for this 100% estate grown wine were hand picked from select rows with low cropping levels in our Dry Creek Vineyard. The crushed and destemmed grapes received a 3-day soak, followed by a combination of pumpovers and punchdowns every 4 hours, and finally a 5-day extended maceration on the skins, to extract maximum flavour and colour. The wine was aged in carefully curated French oak barrels for 15 months, of which 50% were new.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy this versatile wine on its own by the fireplace, or pair with grilled steak, roasted eggplant, and tomato-based sauces.