Cabernet Franc, Nichol Vineyard, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC, 12.4% abv., 2018

Nichol produces some of the best, and food friendliest wines in the Okanagan Valley.  This Cabernet Franc is no exception.

The grapes were handpicked in 2018 from 13 rows planted at Naramata Village in 1989.  Basket pressed, it was raised in neutral oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered in February 2020.

On the eyes, it’s a translucent ruby with aromas of fresh raspberry, red plum, and a brush of nutmeg.  The palate is dry with light meat-embracing tannins and crunchy flavours of more berry, summer rhubarb, green leaf, and cinnamon bark with light baking spice.

Absolutely delicious, it also has a rather delicate alcohol by volume for a red at only 12.4%.  This only means you can enjoy more of it.

 

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