Church & State, Cabernet Franc, Coyote Bowl, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2010, 14.7% abv.

I had to double check the label!  On the first glass, I thought I was drinking a svelte Syrah from BC’s Okanagan Valley.  Nope – Cabernet Franc.

Deep garnet in colour, this wine offers classic Cab Franc aromas of pine needle, cranberry and crunchy red fruit with some blackcurrant.Church + State cab fr

But the palate is all Syrah – dry with medium acidity and body, the tannins are ripe and only lightly grippy.  Flavours are intense and include ripe red fruit – plum, field berry, pomegranate – tobacco leaf, leather strap and clove with cinnamon stick.

The finish is a little short and alcohol is high causing some imbalance and headache on this WSET Good wine.

Drink now; do not hold.

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