2010 Church and State Cabernet Franc

2010 Church and State Cabernet Franc

'Coyote Bowl' Okanagan Valley, BC

$35.00 Quantity

VARIETAL: Cabernet Franc

ALCOHOL: 14.70%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

91 Points- Wine Enthusiast

Reviews:

Why We're Drinking It:

Medium dark in colour, the nose is a mixture of blackberry, cranberry and cherry complexed with delicate notes of sweet vanilla and baking spice. On the palate, the wine is full, rich and expansive, with a silky mouth-coating texture and flavours of ripe dark fruits, cassis, cedar and cigar box with tremendous length. Will cellar well through 2017.

The 2010 growing season got off to a slow start, but solid weather all through summer and autumn brought the grapes in with high maturity levels and we were pleased with the quality of wines from this vintage.

The Story to Know:

The name Church & State symbolizes a balance between the many elements involved in creating the highest quality wine we can produce.

This concept of balance permeates everything we do, a balance between the head and the heart, between change and tradition. We find balance in the climate of this region, in the growing of our grapes, the aging of our wines in French oak barrels in our cellar and in the premium vintages we produce.

In the Okanagan Valley near Oliver we farm 70 acres on estate land, mainly on the renowned Black Sage Bench, and a further 30 acres through our partnerships with growers in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. We also have 11 acres of planted grapes on the Saanich Peninsula. We pay close attention to our grapes, from preparing the land to choosing the right clones and rootstock, to careful hand pruning and harvesting.

Our guiding principle is that you can make great wine only if you have great grapes. Great grapes are produced on the best land, most suitable to the varietal planted and with great attention to detail and timing throughout the planting, growing and harvesting process.

Medium dark in colour, the nose is a mixture of blackberry, cranberry and cherry complexed with delicate notes of sweet vanilla and baking spice. On the palate, the wine is full, rich and expansive, with a silky mouth-coating texture and flavours of ripe dark fruits, cassis, cedar and cigar box with tremendous length. Will cellar well through 2017.

The 2010 growing season got off to a slow start, but solid weather all through summer and autumn brought the grapes in with high maturity levels and we were pleased with the quality of wines from this vintage.

91 Points- Wine Enthusiast

The name Church & State symbolizes a balance between the many elements involved in creating the highest quality wine we can produce.

This concept of balance permeates everything we do, a balance between the head and the heart, between change and tradition. We find balance in the climate of this region, in the growing of our grapes, the aging of our wines in French oak barrels in our cellar and in the premium vintages we produce.

In the Okanagan Valley near Oliver we farm 70 acres on estate land, mainly on the renowned Black Sage Bench, and a further 30 acres through our partnerships with growers in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. We also have 11 acres of planted grapes on the Saanich Peninsula. We pay close attention to our grapes, from preparing the land to choosing the right clones and rootstock, to careful hand pruning and harvesting.

Our guiding principle is that you can make great wine only if you have great grapes. Great grapes are produced on the best land, most suitable to the varietal planted and with great attention to detail and timing throughout the planting, growing and harvesting process.