Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2008 Wine Review

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2008
Okanagan Valley, BC, VQA, Canada
Community Score: 4.4/5
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Product #: 530717
BC Product #: 530717

Price: $17.99
Alcohol: 14.3%
Drink: 2010-2015
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Agent: Renaissance Wine Merchants
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Natalie's Score: 89/100

A round, smooth, full-bodied red with generously rich aromas of dark plums and berries. This wine spent 12 months in the barrel aging, and as a result, has a rich, toasty finish infused with vanilla smoke and tobacco. Lovely!

Cabernet Franc food pairings: chicken or beef shish-kabobs or burgers, BBQ meats, chili, mac & cheese, lasagna.

This was reviewed April 22, 2011 by

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In 2008 our Cabernet Franc grapes were harvested at a chilly 10-12 degrees Celsius. As they came in they were hand sorted to remove any non-grape materials such as leaves and petioles. After crushing and destemming the Cabernet Franc was cold soaked on its skins for three days prior to the yeast being added. It was then fermented at temperatures not exceeding 26 degrees Celsius. After fermentation the juice was pressed off at dryness and placed in French and American oak barrels for 12 months. The Cabernet Franc was blended together prior to bottling.

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