2009 Équinoxe Cabernet Franc
Équinoxe: equal day, equal night. Equal new world, equal old world.
One row in our Feuille D’Or vineyard (resulting in a single Barrel) is where the fruit comes from. Some more vines have been planted but wont be included until they reach the same levels of maturity and flavor profile of the already established old vines.
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.
2009 was a very warm vintage and resulting wine shows riper flavour profile. Grilled herb crusted steak, maraschino cherry, spicy vintage cigar, old 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. Too bad that for the time being we were only able to produce a single barrel
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.