N° 009 Whole Bunch 'Terrace' Cabernet Franc
Golden Mile Bench (100%)
Produced exclusively from the two north-south running terraced micro-blocks on Stan's Bench.
Rt & St
CLONES | ROOTSTOCK
2014 & 327 | 101-14
Whole bunch fermented in an anerobic environment for a partial-carbonic marcerative style, and then matured in a combination of stainless steel and older french oak barrels.
Dominant in terms of appearance, nose, and palate, all things cherry is the name of the game here. Expressive sour cherry and raspberry licorice aromas combine with dried rose petal, cocoa, and crushed herb notes. Medium bodied with only a whiff of fine tannins, the toasty palate is chock full of red fruits, sweet spice, and Okanagan botanical sage and wild mint notes.
Toasted crostini, wild boar liver paté with stewed cherry and herb compote; or Valencia-style paella with Spanish paprika, Romano beans, escargot, and rabbit.