Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Dec 8, 2010 Hester Creek Reserve Cabernet Franc 2007 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestOliver, BC $26-30 available at winery and at private liquor stores www.hestercreek.comThough this estate has had its ups and downs over the past decades, it is now firmly situated to be one of the Okanagan’s premiere wineries. All the pieces are in place: Location (check – ideally located in the heart of the Golden Mile), Winemaker (check – Robert Summers, with two decades of experience including a long stint as national winemaker for Andrew Peller Ltd.), Facilities (check – millions of dollars in renovations over the past 5 years to create a modern, 35,000-case winery and improvements in the vineyard) and History (check – vinifera grapes have been grown on this site since 1968, yielding some of the oldest in the entire Valley).Considering all that has gone into this property, and the realization of that potential, it’s surprising that the wines are as reasonably priced as they are. Take this Reserve Cab Franc for instance. 40 year old vines are used in this bottling, opening with aromas of cherries, raspberries and cedar smoke. The palate is full and smooth, with notes of anise, vanilla, savoury cherry, and earthy rusticity. A lingering spice on the finish is welcome. This would make a nice bottle with herbed Salt Spring lamb chop or spiced bison sausages.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)EATrecommendsHester Creek Reserve Cabernet Franc 200740 year old vines, some of the oldest in the Okanagan, are used in this bottling, opening with aromas of cherries, raspberries and cedar smoke. The palate is full and smooth, with notes of anise, vanilla, savoury cherry, and earthy rusticity. A lingering spice on the finish is welcome. This would make a nice bottle with herbed Salt Spring lamb chop or spiced bison sausageCabernet FrancOkanaganRed WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.