Oldfield Series Cabernet Franc 2010

First vintage!

It's finally here... Our very first vintage of Oldfield Series Cabernet Franc. 

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As one of the pioneers in British Columbia making a varietal Cabernet Franc since 1996, Tinhorn Creek felt it was long overdue to make a reserve-style, Oldfield Series Cabernet Franc.  Our estate vines are now between the ages of 15-17 years old and the depth of character we are getting from them is amazing.  It is one of the best suited varieties in the South Okanagan for all kinds of vintages—it comes through tough winters generally unscathed and although a late season ripening grapes it consistently produces a wine high in complexity and character.  We have built of a following for this wine over the years and hope that the addition of an even more intense estate Cabernet Franc will please our loyal “Franc-o-philes”. 

Wine Profile
93 points - John Schreiner

91 points - Icon Wines

90 points - Tom Firth, Wine Access

89 points - Anthony Gismondi

Vineyard Notes
The fruit for this wine comes from the 2GHI block of our Diamondback Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench. The 2010 vintage was cool season with average rainfall. The vines were 2-Bud Vertical shoot positioned and shoot thinned early in the season. Later the vines were bunch thinned as well as had leaf & green bunch removal.
Production Notes
This lot of wine was carefully selected to be our first Oldfield Series Cabernet Franc. The wine went through malolactic fermentation and was barrel aged for 12 months in a combination of new French and American oak barrels. The wine was alowed to bottle age for 9 months before release.
374 cases
Wine Specs
Cabernet Franc
Okanagan Valley
Vineyard Designation
Diamondback Vineyard (Black Sage Bench)
Harvest Date
October 21, 2010
24.8 Brix
6.00 g/L
5-7 years
Bottling Date
April 4, 2012
Residual Sugar
<2.0 g/L
Alcohol %

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Catherine Cronin
(Jan 22, 2013 at 6:41 PM)
Rich and fruity. I will be proud to serve and gift this to my (best) friends!

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