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Painted Rock Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Vintage: 2014
BC: $45.0 + price will vary
Winery: $44.99

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WineScores' Review

Elegant, expressive, energetic.
2014 was a textbook Okanagan vintage for Painted Rock, hot, consistent and a nicely tapered September. This opulent Cabernet Franc spent 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels before bottling.
Notable sweet raspberry, blueberry, vanilla and crushed violet aromas leap energetically from the glass and are followed by pipe tobacco and baking spices. It is a juicy and expressive, feminine style; mouth-filling and smooth overall, it also boasts fine textural tannins, which add chew. It has a slick weight and long elegant finish.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Cheese - Blue, Good First Impressions, First Date, Tomatoes and Tomato Sauces, French Food

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2017-03-28 16:58:36.0


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