2006 Équinoxe Cabernet Franc
Équinoxe: equal day, equal night. Equal old world, equal new world.
This Cabernet Franc was the first wine that opened our eyes to the uniqueness of South Okanagan. Here, we get elements of both old and the new world. The lushness and fruit intensity of the new world, marries the structure, acid and complexity of the old world.
Grilled herb crusted steak, cassis, sweet pipe tobacco and leather and other hard to pin point complex aromas greet you on the nose. The same flavors are displayed on the palate while the finish lasts for well over a minute. Monumental.
Arrachera and asada beef fajita, bavette steak and frites with a rich mushroom sauce are never a bad idea with this bold wine.
Green bean casserole, charred eggplants with tahini sauce or corn and bell pepper enchiladas are great with this wine.
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… A 2006 cabernet franc had room-filling aromatics and the thrilling concentration — a silky texture on the tongue — usually found only in wines from warmer regions. I’d never had a better Canadian wine.