This is a single vineyard Cabernet Franc from Turtle Rock Farms. Nestled on a granite and gravel base under the KVR trail above the Naramata Bench, this property produces structured and highly aromatic Cabernet Franc. The nose leads with intense sasparilla, dark red fruit and a floral sticky toffee pudding. In the mouth, bright acidity freshens a substantial, fine grained structure with resinous and very persistent finish. Cellar for 8+ years.
'From Naramata's Turtle Rock Farms Vineyard and its granitic gravels comes this herbal, fleshy cabernet franc, plumped with savoury red currant, sour cherry, tight raspberry, alluring red florals on a tight granitic base. Tannins are firm and tightly knit, and acidity is running on the early pick side, streaming this medium bodied wine to its spiced finish. Decant this still-youthful wine, or open well in advance; this grows with airtime. 90 points'- Treve Ring, Gismondi on Wine. Tasted June 2nd 2020