2012 Équinoxe Cabernet Franc

2012 Équinoxe Cabernet Franc

Two Bottle Limit Per Customer.

Équinoxe: equal day, equal night. Equal new world, equal old world.

This Cabernet Franc was the first wine that opened our eyes to the uniqueness of South Okanagan. Here, we get elements of both the old and the new world. The lushness and fruit intensity of the new world, marries the structure, natural acidity and complexity of the old world.

2012 was a return to a classic Okanagan growing season: hot days, cool night with dry conditions lead to the lowest yields for this block ever. The vines were cropped at 0.8 tons per acre (compared to average of 3.5-4 tons for quality minded growers).

Grilled Bell pepper dolmatas, stella cherry, spicy vintage cigar, vintage leather, blueberry bran scone and other hard to pin point complex aromas greet you on the nose. There is a big weight and some spice present on the palate with a finish that lasts for well over a minute. A monumental wine that is a must buy for lovers of Cabernet Franc.

Please note prices do not include applicable taxes or bottle deposit (PST 10% and GST 5%)

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  • 95 points

    Not yet released, this powerful wine could pass for a Barolo. The immense concentration of texture and flavours results from cropping the vines at 8/10 of a ton an acre and from aging the wine 26 months in French oak. The wine begins with aromas of black cherry, blackberry and black currants. On the palate, the texture is bold, with flavours of black currant, dark chocolate, coffee and spice.

    John Schreiner Tasted: April 2015