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Grizzli Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc 2014 Wine Review

Grizzli Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc 2014

Grizzli Winery Reserve  Cabernet Franc 2014

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC VQA, Canada

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $79.91

Drink: 2018-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.8%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Grizzli Winery

Natalie's Score: 93/100

A gorgeous, blockbuster BC red wine made from the Cabernet Franc grapes. Savoury, juicy and layered. Aromas of fleshy ripe black plums, dark spice and smoke. Pair with grilled meats.

Cabernet Franc food pairings: roasted pork, pâté, goat cheese.

This Grizzli Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc 2014 was reviewed on June 7, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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  • 771445

Reviews and Ratings

Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

Deeply concentrated, rich and supple. Well balanced, medium plus alcohol, fine silky medium tannins well integrated. Juicy berry, graphite minerality, robust mocha, black sage, subtle baking spice and savoury. Pairs well with a AAA filet mignon and seasonal veggies. I do not typically gravitate towards high end Cabernet Franc. This vintage is exceptional. Hats off to the winemaking team. Tasted 2014 vintage in August 2018, decanted 2h. 94 points
Julian Park rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

The grapes were sourced from an outstanding Osoyoos vineyard. Medium-bodied Cabernet Franc bursting with classic aromas of cedar and tobacco, cocoa, plum and blackberry. The palate is full of warm spices, dark chocolate and tobacco. The finish is long, mouth-filling and warm with fine fruit character and ripe tannins.

The bottle is etched with real gold and silver, making the Special Reserve Cabernet Franc a great addition to your collection. Cellar 3-5 years for an exceptionally balanced wine. The wine received a Gold Medal at the 2018 BC Best of Varietal Wine Awards.
Craig Haynes WSET3 FWS SWS rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This cabernet franc is impressive. Crafted in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley appellation, this red featured a captivatingly bold aroma-flavour profile reminiscent of baked plums, dark fruit preserves, cola, spice and leather. It showed fine integrated tannins too following an 18 month maturation in new French oak barriques. Overall, this wine is something to talk about. Share it with friends. Enjoy.

Reviewed on August 3, 2020
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Tasted in 2020. Ripe and robust! Aromas of plum, raspberry jam, red pepper, mocha and vanilla with a hint of spice. Full bodied on the palate with vibrant acidity, and soft tannins. Flavours on the palate include more ripe fruit with more smoke, vanilla, leather and spice on the finish. Enjoy with a grilled steak.
Medium-bodied Cabernet Franc bursting with aromas of cocoa, plum and blackberry. The palate is full of warm spices, dark chocolate and tobacco.
Etched with real gold and silver, our Special Reserve Cabernet Franc will be a great addition to your collection. Cellar 3-5 years for an exceptionally balanced wine.

Source: Winery (Grizzli Winery)

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