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2017 Orofino Vineyards Cabernet Franc Pozza Vineyard

Cabernet Franc

  • Canada
  • British Columbia
  • Similkameen Valley
Drink between 2019 - 2023 (Edit)
CT88.7 4 reviews
2017
Label borrowed from 2016
2016

Community Tasting Notes 3

  • Masonery wrote: 90 points

    January 11, 2023 - K+S

  • Pey2001 Likes this wine:

    August 14, 2021 - Second tasting of this wine and a very positive improvement. My impression was that a little extra bottle age has not only smoothed out the wine and made everything more harmonious, but also allowed it to take on some extra heft. The brett has receded and the fruit is more vibrant. It feels much more Cab Franc than I last had it. It's still cloudy in the glass and still has a little funk on the nose and palate, but very little. Starting to feel more Chinon-esque and rather enjoyable.

  • Pey2001 Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 1, 2020 - Slightly fuzzy garnet in the glass. Bit of raspberry and something minerally on the nose. Needs a bit of air to open up, but after 10 or 20 minutes it fills out. It's still a light and refreshing mouthful. Bright acidity, but not too tart. Not much in the way of Cab Franc red pepper flavour, which isn't a bad thing. Rather, it has a light red fruit character but with a savoury tinge. Almost a bit salty. Tannins are super sneaky, appearing after several swallows. In all it is a very fresh and refreshing red. Would be great in warm weather, but don't serve it cold, as the flavour is better at room temperature. Would have loved slightly more vibrant fruit, but it is otherwise a very nice wine.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Orofino Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Pozza Vineyard
  • Country Canada
  • Region British Columbia
  • SubRegion Similkameen Valley
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 626990286318

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 6 (29%)
  • Consumed 15 (71%)

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