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Sandhill Cabernet Franc 2019

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Sandhill Estate & Vanessa Vineyards

Sandhill Cabernet Franc 2019

FLAVOUR PROFILE
• Deep garnet colour with an aromatic bouquet of smokey oak, cedar box, black pepper and tobacco leaf, with fruit notes of wild strawberry, dark plum and blueberry.
• This is a medium to full-bodied wine with firm drying tannins and moderate acidity.
• Wonderful fruit flavours of red and black berries are accented by notes of spice and smokey oak.
• Black tea, black licorice, spice box, currant and blackberry notes linger on the extra dry finish.
• Enjoy with rosemary lamb chops; red meats prepared medium-rare; pot roast with root vegetables; peppercorn steak; beef brisket; beef stews; grilled Portobello mushroom; three-year-old Canadian cheddar.

GROWING CONDITIONS
Overall, the valley experienced above-average spring temperatures for an early burst of growth, while summer temperatures were more moderate, reducing fire hazards, and providing a long slow ripening period to allow for vibrant acidity, flavour concentration, been ripening, and firm tannins for ageability. Careful management of the crop along with perfect timing was required for the September and October harvest. The very good 2019 vintage will see lower alcohol levels and vibrant natural acidity for fresh and elegant wines in much of the northern and central valley; along with ripe flavours and good texture from the more southern vineyards.
Wine Making

• Harvested from Vanessa Vineyard in the Similkameen Valley and Sandhill Esate Vineyard in the Okanagan Valley.
• Loose crush, gentle but complete extraction of the fruit.
• Warm fermentation, plus full malolactic fermentation.
• Aged 14 months in American and French oak barrels.

Wine Analysis Alcohol: 14.7% | Dryness Code: 0 | Sugar: 0.2 g/litre | TA: 5.8 g/litre | Cellaring: Enjoy now to 2025 | Release Date: March 2021 | Cases Produced: 1091 | CSPC# 556035 | PID# 1133228

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