2014 Cabernet Franc
Deeply smoky aromas with notes of basil, vanilla, chocolate and coffee jump out of the glass. A weighty, fully bodied wine with grippy tannins, bright acid and ripe fruit on the palate. Long finish with flavours of dark fruit, baking spices, chocolate, coffee and tobacco.
|Titratable Acidity:||6.9 g/l|
|Volatile Acidity:||0.66 g/l|
|Bottling Date:||August 15, 2016|
2014 VINTAGEThe 2014 growing year was an exceptional one; the temperatures were hot but consistent, leading to well balanced and beautifully ripe fruit. September cooled nicely to slow the sugar development while the flavours and tannin continued to develop and the bright acidity was retained. This has gone down as a “textbook Okanagan vintage” and the first of which that Painted Rock has seen. Reviewers have commented that the reds of the 2014 vintage have the potential to be “show-stoppers”.
Aged 18 months in 30% new French oak.
92 POINTS - John Schreiner
This wine was aged 18 months in French oak (30% new). It begins with rich, intense aromas of smoky black cherry and vanilla. The oak subtly frames the flavours of plum, black currant, black cherry and coffee. The finish is long, with hints of dark fruit and chocolate. The ripe tannins still have some grip suggesting the wine will age well for a decade. Decant it if you want to drink it now.