Located just North of the town of Oliver on the West slope, this block of Cabernet Franc cuts into the base of the hills that define the Oliver valley. The Cachola family carefully farms this vineyard to extract the essence of Cabernet Franc delicacy while balancing beautiful ripeness attainable in the South Okanagan heat.
After a record early start to the season, 2016 had a well balanced ripening period with cool nights and moderate daytime temperatures. This produced wonderfully fresh Cabernet Franc here, perfectly ripe but vibrant. Ripe sweet tomato, basil leaf and earth covered roots give way to silky textured rhubarb pie and bright red cherry.