Tinhorn Creek

Okanagan Valley Cabernet Franc

8.959 ratings
8.75 pro ratings
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

9.1

Limpid garnet color. A fragrance of pomegranate and beach rose is ornamented by faint anise seed and woodsy cypress. Light-textured with silky acidity, the body suggests rose hips, bright currant, rosemary, and cedar. There’s a somewhat-suggestion of Cab Franc’s typical green herbaceousness, and the finish is angular and juicy. Overall, it’s a lively, glittery, but serene Cab Franc. 13.6% abv (sample)

Limpid garnet color. A fragrance of pomegranate and beach rose is ornamented by faint anise seed and woodsy cypress. Light-textured with silky acidity, the body suggests rose hips, bright currant, rosemary, and cedar. There’s a somewhat-suggestion of Cab Franc’s typical green herbaceousness, and the finish is angular and juicy. Overall, it’s a lively, glittery, but serene Cab Franc. 13.6% abv (sample)

Mar 10th, 2015
Helene Kremer

Hospitality White Crane Winery

8.6

So excited to open this tonight!

So excited to open this tonight!

Dec 30th, 2012
Tawnya Walsh

Opens up nicely! Not my fave BC Cab Franc but very lovely & drinkable. A bit on the tart side, but absolutely wonderful 🍷

Opens up nicely! Not my fave BC Cab Franc but very lovely & drinkable. A bit on the tart side, but absolutely wonderful 🍷

Apr 11th, 2020
marcia wilson

With mike for his birthday at a restaurant.
Very smooth and easy to drink. A little fruity.
Would get again and again

With mike for his birthday at a restaurant.
Very smooth and easy to drink. A little fruity.
Would get again and again

Jan 26th, 2019
Chris Morphy

This wine has a bit of a weak nose for me, you can smell the red cherry and vanilla. Moving over to the taste, it is very mild tobacco taste and more of a light cranberry taste. For me, I can taste the alcohol content boldly but that is just me and that’s why this wine isn’t for my tastebuds. I’m sure if I gave it more aeration, it would be tastier. Enjoy

This wine has a bit of a weak nose for me, you can smell the red cherry and vanilla. Moving over to the taste, it is very mild tobacco taste and more of a light cranberry taste. For me, I can taste the alcohol content boldly but that is just me and that’s why this wine isn’t for my tastebuds. I’m sure if I gave it more aeration, it would be tastier. Enjoy

Nov 18th, 2018
Audrey Forrest

Smoky notes of tobacco up front with a berry on the back of the palette. Had with charcuterie.

Smoky notes of tobacco up front with a berry on the back of the palette. Had with charcuterie.

Aug 5th, 2018
KCGibbsy

Berry forward Likely great with bbq but drinking with charcuterie tonight. Smooth, touch of cigar and medium tannins.

Berry forward Likely great with bbq but drinking with charcuterie tonight. Smooth, touch of cigar and medium tannins.

Jul 2nd, 2018
Franklin Cheng

Very fruity berry taste with a tad earthy aftertaste. Very engaging and smooth and goes well by itself. Definitely a well worth cab franc to imbued

Very fruity berry taste with a tad earthy aftertaste. Very engaging and smooth and goes well by itself. Definitely a well worth cab franc to imbued

Jan 29th, 2018
Catherine Leith

Notes of black cherry, oak and smoke, strong vanilla finish. Very smooth. Amazing. Served with pork tenderloin.

Notes of black cherry, oak and smoke, strong vanilla finish. Very smooth. Amazing. Served with pork tenderloin.

Jan 28th, 2018
Kristina Tremblay Reeve

I like a bit bolder of a wine but still very nice.

I like a bit bolder of a wine but still very nice.

Jul 14th, 2017