2017 Equinoxe Cabernet Franc
Équinoxe: equal day, equal night. Equal new world, equal old world.
This Cabernet Franc was the first wine that opened our eyes to the uniqueness of South Okanagan. Here, we get elements of both the old and the new world. The lushness and fruit intensity of the new world, marries the structure, natural acidity and complexity of the old world.
2017 Équinoxe Cabernet Franc is a mere 2x 225l barrique production. The vines were cropped at very low yields and it allowed us to capture the spirit and the very essence of this noble grape variety. Grilled poblano (darker)peppers, red cherry, spicy vintage cigar, saddle leather, smoked meat, dusty earthy tones and other hard to pinpoint complex aromas greet you on the nose. There is a monstrous weight behind this wine and a finish that lasts for well over a minute. A monumental wine that is a must-buy for lovers of Cabernet Franc. It can be enjoyed on release for those who enjoy bold wines that don’t play coy.
Arrachera and Asada Beef Fajita, Bavette Steak and Frites with a Rich Mushroom Sauce are never a bad idea with this bold wine.
Green Bean Casserole, Charred Eggplants with Tahini Sauce or Corn and Bell Pepper Enchiladas are great with this wine.
Clay, Alluvial, Silt, Rock
|Age of Vines:
|25 year old vines
|2.0 tons per acre
|18 Months in French Oak barriques. 50% New