Wine: Tightrope Winery 2020 Cabernet Franc
Winery: Tightrope Winery
Why drink it? Eye-catching branding aside, this Cab Franc is a medium-bodied, classy red with notes of raspberry, white pepper, leather and strawberry. A crowd-pleaser, it is very versatile and will pair well with myriad foods and occasions.
The grapes are handpicked from the winery’s Thomas Vineyard on the beautiful Naramata Bench, and the wine spends 12 months in oak before bottling.
Tightrope owners Graham and Lyndsay O’Rourke opened their winery a little over a decade ago in 2012 after honing their chops at vineyards in New Zealand and Canada. Certified sustainable, Tightrope is solar-powered and uses no herbicides or pesticides in the vineyards.
Whatever they are doing, it clearly works.Tightrope has won a ton of awards, including medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards.
Pair with: Lamb burgers, beef tenderloin, grilled eggplant and zucchini seasoned with garlic and herbs.
Music pairing: Hesitating Beauty by Billy Bragg and Wilco