Black Sage Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2011

Few I suspect would think of Canada as being a reasonably serious producer of anything other than ice wine, which is of course incorrect.  The Okanagan Valley in the far east of British Columbia has a dry climate suited to the production of table wine styles, and there’s even a book written on the region.  This cabernet franc caught my eye, not least because of the paucity of cabernet franc as a single varietal offering in Australia.  It has aromatics of black cherry, stems, anise, mint, chocolate, dried herbs, clove and cedar.  The palate has flavours reminding of dark cherry and cedar, has medium length and acid and quite firm stemmy tannins that are tightly wound.  A pretty good wine that needs some time to relax.  Good

Abv: 12.5%
Price: C$23
Tasted: 2014

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