A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 865: Kacaba & Township 7

Kacaba Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2019 (Niagara Escarpment, $33.15)
Deep ruby in colour with a purple hue; cedary, toasty, spicy, tobacco nose of plum and blueberry; medium-bodied, dry, savoury, red plum and cherry flavours carried on fresh acidity. Nicely balanced, with firm but pliant tannins. (88.5)

Kacaba Vineyards Cabernet/Syrah 2020 (Niagara Peninsula, $24.95)
Deep purple-ruby colour; spicy, Christmas cake bouquet with a sweet vanilla oak note; medium-bodied, dry, beautifully balanced currant and red fruit flavours, firmly structured with well-integrated oak. Lovely mouth-feel. (90)

Township 7 Provenance Series Chardonnay 2020 (Okanagan Valley)
Bright, pale straw colour; buttery, apple nose with oak spice; medium-bodied, dry, peach and apple flavours with beautifully integrated oak, great balance and tension between apple and peach flavours and lemony acidity. Lovely mouth-feel. Amazing length with a tangerine note on the finish. A triumphant Okanagan Chardonnay! (93)

Township 7 Provenance Series Merlot 2020 (Okanagan Valley)
Deep ruby-purple colour; blackberry and black raspberry nose with oak spice; medium to full-bodied, richly extracted flavours of black plum and black cherry with lively acidity. Firmly structured with evident but ripe tannins.  Will reward cellaring for 2–3 years. (90–92)

Township 7 Provenance Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 (Okanagan Valley)
Deep purple-ruby colour; cedary, spicy, vanilla, blackberry, and blackcurrant nose with sweet tobacco notes; medium to full-bodied, dry, elegant, black fruit flavours carried on lively acidity; well-integrated oak, finishing firmly on mellow tannins. A well-balanced wine. Hold 2–3 years. (91–93)

Township 7 Benchmark Series Pinot Noir 2020
Deep ruby-violet in colour; spicy, toasty, black cherry nose; medium-bodied, dry, well-extracted black cherry flavour overlaid with vanilla oak; well-balanced; lovely mouth-feel; firm finish with ripe tannins. (90)

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